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Identity Politics And Critical Race Theory Have No Place In US Military

March 30, 2021 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ Sen. Tom Cotton, rightly angered that the Department of Defense is moving to indoctrinate U.S. military personnel in divisive critical race theory, has introduced a bill that would forbid it. Like colleagues in the House who sent letters to Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, expressing severe disapproval of […]

When Climate Change Distracts The US Military

December 10, 2020 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ Climate change is an urgent national security threat? Here we go again. Leaving aside the debate over the causes of climate change—and the pace of that change—promoters of the argument that changes in the global climate are a “security threat” to the U.S. muddle our understanding of the term and jeopardize […]

Failure To Adequately Fund Our Military Puts America At Risk

October 5, 2017 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ Arguably the federal government’s first obligation to Americans is to keep us safe from foreign attack and to defend our vital national interests wherever they are threatened. Alarmingly, our government is on the verge of failing in this core responsibility. Our military is minimally ready, rapidly aging, and has so shrunk […]

‘War Machine’ Sheds Light On The Naiveté Of Nation-Building

July 7, 2017 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ “War Machine,” a newly released film produced by Netflix, is a satirical skewering of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. It stars Brad Pitt as a very thinly veiled version of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the senior commander of U.S./allied military operations in Afghanistan for a year, from June 2009 until June […]