Standoff in electing new leadership leaves military in limbo; Senator Tommy Tuberville seeks real leadership not more woke activists

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Photo by Army Times

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the extortion[a] of the poor, or the perversion[b] of justice and fairness in the government,[c] do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official,[d] and there are higher ones over them![e]

Important Takeaways:

  • Defense Secretary Mattis has warned of potential disruptions due to the lack of confirmed leadership
  • Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned of force readiness and retention problems. On Friday, the Army’s Commander, who leads ground combat units, resigned. This historic scenario is caused by the lack of Senate-confirmed leaders in these important offices.
  • Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin highlighted his concerns about the Senate’s unwillingness to confirm the new military services chiefs in a somber ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Austin stressed that this failure might destabilize the military and damage the nation’s international ties.
  • Republican Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville has delayed over 300 military appointments, including the future Army commander and Marine commandant. This is due to the Pentagon’s policy of covering travel costs for military personnel seeking out-of-state reproductive care, including abortions
  • How long this standoff will endure and how it will affect the military’s activities is unknown. As nominees remain in limbo, the Pentagon and other stakeholders are keenly monitoring the situation, hoping for a resolution to expedite confirmation.

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