Gen. Mark Milley Rejects ‘Woke’ Label for U.S. Military and Affirms Readiness, Addresses Ukraine Offensive
Gen. Mark Milley, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, refutes accusations of the U.S. military being “woke,” emphasizing its strength and readiness. (Photo: The New York Times)
Gen. Mark Milley Defends U.S. Military Against ‘Woke’ Allegations and Highlights Readiness
According to the NEWSMAX article, Gen. Mark Milley, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has challenged allegations that the U.S. military is embracing a “woke” ideology, asserting that such a label does not accurately depict the armed forces. Gen. Mark Milley, who is on the brink of retirement, highlighted the exceptional readiness of the U.S. military, stating that it is currently at its highest levels in years. He expressed uncertainty about the precise meaning of the term “woke” and refuted claims that the military has adopted such a philosophy.
Furthermore, Gen. Mark Milley’s remarks contradict the criticisms directed at Sen. Tommy Tuberville from Alabama, who has placed holds on military promotions in protest of the Pentagon’s abortion policy, arguing that it affects military readiness.
While Gen. Milley acknowledged that there might be isolated instances that could be linked to “woke” ideas, he rejected the notion that the entire U.S. military is characterized by this ideology.
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Gen. Mark Milley Commends Ukrainian Resilience, Acknowledges Ongoing Challenges in Russia-Ukraine Conflict
According to The Hill article, in addition to addressing concerns about the military’s alleged “wokeness,” Gen. Mark Milley also weighed in on the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia. He dismissed assertions that Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russia has failed, praising the resilience and determination of the Ukrainian forces as they confront formidable Russian defenses.
However, he cautioned that the conflict is far from over, with over 200,000 Russian troops in occupied Ukrainian territory. Gen. Mark Milley emphasized that fully ejecting these troops would be a prolonged and challenging endeavor, contrary to the broader strategic objective set by Ukrainian President Zelenskyy.