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Navy is not ready for war because sailors
are forced to focus on diversity training
with officers blaming poor leadership for
destruction of warship, two collisions
and surrender of US boat to Iran,
scathing report finds

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Posted By: Ribicon, 7/13/2021 12:24:15 PM

A scathing new report commissioned by members of Congress has claimed that the Navy's surface warfare forces have systemic training and leadership issues, including a focus on diversity that overshadows basic readiness skills. The report prepared by Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle and Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, both retired, came in response to recent Naval disasters, including the burning of the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego, two collisions involving Navy ships in the Pacific and the surrender of two small craft to Iran.(Snip)The report found that a staggering 94 percent of the subjects believed the recent Naval disasters were 'part of a broader problem in Navy culture


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon 7/13/2021 12:25:15 PM (No. 844369)
FTA: 'Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we'll survive a fight with the Chinese navy,' lamented one lieutenant currently on active duty. 'It's criminal. They think my only value is as a black woman. But you cut our ship open with a missile and we'll all bleed the same color,' she added.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 7/13/2021 12:29:19 PM (No. 844376)
Don't kid yourself, they'll fight when the chips are down.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Foont 7/13/2021 12:34:27 PM (No. 844384)
The question isn't whether they will fight or not, it is will they be able to fight effectively.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 7/13/2021 12:35:49 PM (No. 844385)
The Russians and the Chinese will fight... but their rules are different... They'll fight to win, not to get that coveted participation trophy.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mseegal 7/13/2021 12:36:52 PM (No. 844387)
On 9-11-01, the CIA was having a Diversity day to work on an AIDS quilt.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: brownshoepogue 7/13/2021 1:15:03 PM (No. 844420)
IMO, the article is pretty accurate. Navy JOs (ENS, LTjgs, LTs) know weak/careerist/BS leadership when they see it. Years of zero error mentality, careerism and advancement/promotion through "sucking up to the boss" has resulted in many (not all) senior officers and enlisted being a big part of the problem. The monkey in the tree analogy holds in many of these cases. When the senior looks down, all he/she see are smiles and grins. When the junior looks up all they see are arse holes. Warfighter acumen, morale, retention, unity of effort are all suffering due to poor leadership up and down the chain of command and resultant caustic command climate.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: skacmar 7/13/2021 1:26:14 PM (No. 844425)
Wonderful! Not only are we unprepared, now everyone knows that we are unprepared! Great idea to make the findings public! While I grudgingly agree that we all need to know that PC culture has overtaken the warrior culture, I am sure that Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran are happy with this tidbit of information. I'm sure they will be culturally, racially, and gender identity sensitive when they attack our warships.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: red1066 7/13/2021 1:32:15 PM (No. 844430)
This all started with Obozo. Too many people in too many positions of power have no interest in protecting this country.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/13/2021 1:49:08 PM (No. 844450)
I'm not worried. As long as the Navy has a full compliment of transgendered bisexuals - - we can crush anyone.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Come And Take It 7/13/2021 2:12:41 PM (No. 844470)
#2 - They didn't fight when Iran scooped them up - they surrendered without a shot.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: privateer 7/13/2021 2:16:12 PM (No. 844473)
It sure doesn't help that our Co-Mandarin Chimp is a vacuous puppet.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: EQKimball 7/13/2021 2:25:21 PM (No. 844478)
I do not recall ever seeing an article about anyone messing with the Chinese or Russian Navy, much less capturing vessels, bombing vessels in port, playing chicken on the high seas or the airspace above, or the slightest indication that their navies are in the least concerned for political correctness or what the media think. War is hell. When the balloon goes up, we better be ready, because our continent is no longer protected by the ocean or the vessels upon it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/13/2021 2:41:55 PM (No. 844498)
Oh that’s just great missiles are heading their way and they are all playing pinochle with racist cards!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Are You Serious 7/13/2021 2:58:30 PM (No. 844514)
This is what happens when you forget what the primary purpose of a military is......diversity training is NOT that purpose.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: coyote 7/13/2021 3:14:50 PM (No. 844528)
Good to see a report that throws s__t against the fan. that isn't the Navy i was in 60 years ago.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 7/13/2021 3:38:22 PM (No. 844558)
A very bright, hardworking, very patriotic and Christian young man that I know is in the USMC. He will be probably getting out at the end of his first enlistment due to the poor leadership, and rotten treatment he has received at a certain large base in NC. If he asks me for advice, it will be difficult to advise him to stay and put up with the idiocy.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: anniebc 7/13/2021 3:38:42 PM (No. 844559)
We are becoming a laughingstock around the world. Shame on those in the military for allowing this to happen.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Venturer 7/13/2021 4:10:19 PM (No. 844590)
It started with women on the ships. Then budget cuts, then they want to teach this Divisive crap instead of letting the sailors get along on their own. Which they have done for years.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Troutgreen 7/13/2021 4:21:01 PM (No. 844603)
The Dirty Dozen. Donald Sutherland, as a simpleton posing as a General inspecting some troops, looked at the befuddled CO and said, They're pretty, but can they fight? Lee Marvin should've won as Oscar for the look he shot at the moron. Somebody should ask Biden the same question.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 7/13/2021 4:23:34 PM (No. 844608)
Why do leftists always seem to go after sailors first?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Highlander 7/13/2021 4:37:07 PM (No. 844631)
We weren’t ready for war in 1941 either. But we did a lot of catching up real quick.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Heraclitus 7/13/2021 5:57:22 PM (No. 844710)
Time to bring back keelhauling... well... on those ships it'd be a long trip around.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 7/13/2021 8:46:24 PM (No. 844874)
Not the United States Navy I served in. I weep.
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