Nearly 90 retired military officers have signed onto a letter demanding that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley resign, following the complete failure of the United States’ withdrawal from the country of Afghanistan, as reported by the New York Post.
The letter is collectively signed under the moniker “Flag Officers 4 America,” who declared that Milley and Austin, the two highest-ranking officials in the United States armed forces, “should have recommended against this dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms. If they did not do everything within their authority to stop the hasty withdrawal, they should resign.”
But the letter notes that, even if both men privately opposed Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw in such a sloppy manner, then they should resign regardless “as a matter of conscience and public statement,” and for reasons of “leadership, training, and morale.”
The letter adds that both men have focused more on “placing mandatory emphasis on PC ‘wokeness’ related training, which is extremely divisive and harmful to unit cohesion, readiness, and war-fighting capability.” Both men have spoken positively of Critical Race Theory, a far-left and debunked theory which claims that all White people are automatically racist, and that America is a fundamentally racist nation. Milley has testified under oath that he supports teaching the military about the concept of “White rage,” although he admitted that he doesn’t even know what the term means. And Austin lied under oath before Congress when he claimed that the military does not teach Critical Race Theory in any capacity, even though there have been numerous reported instances of such readings being forced on several branches of the military.
Among the letter’s signatories is former Navy Rear Admiral John Poindexter, who served as National Security Adviser under President Ronald Reagan; Congressman Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), also a former Navy Rear Admiral who served as the White House Physician under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump; and former Army Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire next year.
The Pentagon officially announced on Monday that the evacuation process from Afghanistan was complete, and that the War in Afghanistan is finally over after nearly 20 years. But despite the long-anticipated end of America’s longest war, the chaotic and hasty evacuation process has been widely criticized both in the United States and around the world, with Joe Biden’s leadership in particular being the target of condemnation and mockery.