Barack Obama badly hamstrung the U.S. Military.
He cut defense spending while entangling the country in more foreign conflicts.
But Obama’s most radical plan for the military is on the verge of becoming reality.
One of Donald Trump’s first actions as Commander-in-Chief was giving the armed forces what they needed and rolling back dangerous rules of engagement instituted by Barack Obama.
The result was the swift defeat of ISIS.
While Obama forced the military to fight with one hand behind its back, he also strained resources by requiring top brass to permit an expensive social experiment.
Obama allowed transgender individuals to serve in the military, which resulted in 161 surgical procedures and $8 million taxpayer dollars spent.
Trump ended that practice despite a legal challenge from activist judges in lower courts.
But one Democrat is pledging to reinstitute Obama’s transgender policy.
The head of the House Armed Services Committee, Democratic Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, has made it clear that in 2020 he will push for legislation in Congress to permit transgender troops in the military, a perspective which the Trump administration has generally opposed.
Smith stated, “Even if we know (Senate Armed Services Committee chairman) Sen. Jim Inhofe and Donald Trump won’t change their minds, do we want to take another run at it and how? We’ll be discussing that with a lot of people,” as Military Times reported.
In March 2019, the Defense Department approved a policy largely barring transgender troops and military recruits who were transitioning to another sex from joining the military.
Not only was the “progressive” social engineering costly, it potentially weakened the lethality and readiness of the armed forces.
Transgender people suffer from gender dysphoria, which is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Transgender individuals also have an astronomically high suicide rate of around 40%, even for post-operative people who didn’t find the mental peace they sought.
This is a tragic situation, but the military is not the battleground for such issues.
People are barred from serving for issues far less challenging than gender dysphoria.
Nevertheless, radical leftists will still push to use the military as their plaything.
Do you think putting people with a high suicidality in the armed forces is a good idea?
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