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By Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin & Mary Beth Waddell

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin is Executive Vice President of Family Research Council. Mary Beth Waddell is FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Family and Religious Liberty. This article appeared in The Washington Examiner on September 20, 2021.

The Biden administration’s disastrous retreat from Afghanistan has raised fresh concerns about this administration’s military leadership. Amid the chaos and mere hours before 13 U.S. service members were killed in a bomb attack at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, the Army’s top enlisted general was tweeting about diversity and quotas in celebration of “Women’s Equality Day.”

From the very beginning, President Joe Biden indicated that integrating his liberal social agenda into the military was a higher priority than ensuring its readiness and lethality or safety.

The House will vote this week on the National Defense Authorization Act, which has sections that support this insertion of a liberal social agenda. One example of this is a proposal requiring women to register for the draft, just as men are required to do once they reach 18 years of age. The Senate Armed Services Committee in July approved an amendment to the NDAA for fiscal year 2022 that did just that by removing any reference to the word “male” from current law. The House Armed Services Committee agreed to a similar amendment earlier this month.

Read the full piece here.