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Political Correctness Source of Concern Among Army Officers

By GOPUSA Staff

According to the Annual Survey of Army Leadership, only 26% of active-duty officers surveyed believe that the Army is headed in the right direction. Why so low? One of the primary reasons given is that the Army is being overrun with political correctness "imposed by both outside policymakers and senior Army leaders."

The 26 percent who said the Army was headed in the right direction in 2011 was the lowest percentage who gave that response since the Army began conducting this survey in 2005. It was also significant drop from the 33 percent who had said the Army was heading in the right direction in 2010.

The report said that 24 percent of those who believed the Army was not headed in the right direction provided additional comments on why they believed that was the case. "Two themes stood out in these comments," said the report. The first was concern over the downsizing of the Army and the impact it might have on national security.

The second was the impact of "political correctness."

Read the full story at CNSNews.com

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  1. Ben_ColderComment by Ben_Colder
    September 3, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Thank God my service is behind me. I wouldn’t want to serve in todays military. We now have the worst C-in-C in our history.

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  2. billwvComment by billwv
    September 3, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    When I served in Viet Nam; I thought things then were bad but now it has gone from Bad to Ridiculous. God help our military!

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  3. wbrianiiiComment by Weaver Brian
    September 3, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I served during the Carter and Reagan administrations. You could tell immediately after his inauguration that Reagan would be much nicer to the military than Carter had been. Thank God I’m not still in today, and having to deal with the fallout from this administration. This politically correct insanity is getting our men and women killed, each and every single day.

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  4. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    September 3, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    When the Commander-in-Chief has no personal regard for ‘the soldiers’; when he only interacts with them when politically necessary; when it’s so obvious that he does not have their respect; that Commander-in-Chief is not qualified to lead men in wartime.

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    • thecitizenComment by thecitizen
      September 3, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

      … Not qualified to lead men, especially military men and women – anytime

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    • sexysadieComment by sexysadie
      September 3, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

      He has no respect for anyone except himself. He hates the military especially. Instead of trying him for high treason, have him tarred and feathered in public–by a military court.

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  5. iijadedComment by iijaded
    September 3, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    I retired a year ago after 25 and refused a letter from our alleged President. Going from Commanders making decisions to being forced to “reach back” for orders is bunk. Commanders Intent is where our orders should be coming from and they should come from a Commander who is not concerned with politics, but the mission and their personnel.

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  6. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    September 3, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    1953 to 1966 in the Air Force was enough for me. The straw that broke the camels back was and still is, being told too many times to not shoot unless shot at first. Lastly, when the battle casualties in Nam were reported, we could only report an allowed number as such. If we had more killed than allowed they were reported in a different way. Totally disgusting ! Was ordered not to tell.

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    • sexysadieComment by sexysadie
      September 3, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

      You better be careful..you may be on trial next!

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  7. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    September 3, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    Military personnel do what they are told. Those who don’t are court marshaled. That’s officer and enlisted alike. Not very often are we asked for an opinion.

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  8. bna42Comment by bna42
    September 3, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    “. . . the Army is being overrun with political correctness “imposed by both outside policymakers and senior Army leaders.”

    An anonymous survey allows the military officers to express their true beliefs. I can remember when the Pentagon pantywaists were assuring us that political correctness and the repeal of DADT would definitely NOT affect morale in the military. However, a 26% approval rating rejects that idea.

    I believe since the current administration took over their ultimate goal is to decimate the military to the point that our national defense and national security are irrevocably damaged.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      September 3, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

      It is (national security) damaged and we’ll pay mightily for it. Especially if we keep this Muslim in the White House.

      PC is of Satan!

      Let’s go on R&R!

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  9. catmanComment by catman
    September 3, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    If we had today’s military in 1940, we’d all be speaking German and Japanese.

    We can no longer defend ourselves against a large, determined force – even these little countries tie us up for a decade.

    WW-2 was 4 years.

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      September 3, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

      We’d had 15 years of cuts and make do prior to 1940. We hadn’t even tested our torpedoes to determine if they worked and our early tanks were jokes referred to as roman candles because they used high octane gas rather than diesel. Looks like we want to return to being defenseless. but this time we don’t have 60% of the World’s heavy industry to pull out a miracle, just talk.

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  10. genesalComment by genesal
    September 3, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    It all changed when we started taking ‘losing wars’ for granted.

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  11. thecitizenComment by thecitizen
    September 3, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    Political correctness has NO place in a soldiers mind when s/he’s on the battle field. Having to second, triple and quadruple guess one’s actions or inactions quickly erodes one’s extrapolating acuity, 6th sense awareness and the ancient hardwired imperative reflexes dictating basic survival.

    Take all the politicians and their talking head media hacks who are always undermining/attacking the military, give ‘em weapons, gear and ORDERS and put ‘em with a squad, as a member, expected to pull their own weight, running night patrols in the badlands of Afghanistan – for one week. 7 days. They’ll likely come back with a whole new and different perspective about PC – and – the military.

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  12. middlegroundComment by middleground
    September 3, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    It isn’t only the military that has been under attack by PC. It is schools, universities, corporations and every place in our society where special interests can weasel changes favorable to themselves. It was once referred to as divide and conquer, and the result of PC is our massively divided society.

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