Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Greg Newbold is now speaking out about Critical Race Theory in the Military.Â
Newbold warned that the tenets of CRT run counter to what is needed to win conflicts.
He also blamed CRT for the military failures we have seen.
He also called out those pushing for wars that are not in America’s interest.
A retired Marine general spoke out about critical race theory training in the armed forces, arguing that the Marxist ideology will ultimately weaken the U.S.â€™s military capability.
Writing for military magazine Task and Purpose, retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Greg Newbold argued that critical race theory and related ideologies run counter to the â€œstone-cold pragmatismâ€ needed to win conflicts.
â€œWars must be waged only with stone-cold pragmatism, not idealism, and fought only when critical national interests are at stake,â€ he wrote. â€œHopes for changing cultures to fit our model are both elitist and naive. The failures of our campaigns in Iraq and especially in Afghanistan confirm this.â€
â€œA military forceâ€™s greatest strengths are cohesion and discipline,â€ said Newbold, who retired in 2002. â€œIndividuality or group identity is corrosive and a centrifugal force. Indeed, the military wears uniforms because uniformity is essential.â€
â€œThe tenets of Critical Race Theoryâ€”a cross-disciplinary intellectual and social movement that seeks to examine the intersection of race and law in the United States, but which has the unfortunate effect of dividing people along racial linesâ€”undermine our militaryâ€™s unity and diminish our warfighting capabilities.â€
If military leaders focus on differences and group identity, he added, it undermines â€œcohesion and morale.â€ After that, â€œfailure results,â€ the retired general said.
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