Milley maintains military is 'apolitical' after 'White rage' comment

Rusty Snippets

Mr Conservative
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May 17, 2020
This man needs to be shown the door!

Two of the nation’s top military leaders pushed back on questions about critical race theory being taught within the military and reiterated their commitment to keeping the Pentagon out of politics during a Wednesday press conference.

Both Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley declared the U.S. military an "apolitical" entity.

Milley had declined to comment in response to a question about recent books claiming he and was worried former President Donald Trump might try and stay in office after January 20.

"I want America to know that the United States military is an apolitical institution," he said.

"It's really important to me that this department remain apolitical," Austin added. "And so we're going to do everything within our power to make sure that our troops, our leadership, both civilian and in military, remain focused on the task at hand and understand that they are not a part of the political apparatus there. "

And when asked whether the controversial critical race theory program should be part of military education, both men downplayed the curriculum as a distraction.

"Critical race theory is not something that this department teaches, professes, embraces," Austin said. "You’ve also heard a couple of people at academic institutions say that they have required this to be reading for their students in specific courses. But because that’s the case does not mean that this department embraces this theory."