PENTAGON WATCH – Tied to a contentious hearing with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin that I reported on last week, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark) released a list of 28 written complaints from troops about woke indoctrination sessions that service members say paint the military as fundamentally racist. The complaints were included in a June 10 Memo from Senator Cotton to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subject: SECDEF/CJCS Posture Hearing.
These 28 examples are reportedly only a small number of hundreds received from the public whistleblower site launched by Cotton and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) two weeks ago inviting service members to complain about “woke ideology” in the military. Cotton, a Ranger qualified Army officer, served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and in Afghanistan. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL officer, lost an eye to an IED in Afghanistan in 2012.
The ‘training’ sessions described by the troops in the complaints often openly supported leftist groups while labeling conservative movements as ‘extremist.’
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