It is perhaps the single biggest national crisis that nobody is talking about. The United States military is in the midst of a recruiting crisis.
And Sen. Tommy Tuberville hammered the Biden Administration’s handling of the disaster.
Tuberville previously called the enlistment crisis a “national security emergency” and has lambasted Biden’s “ideological approach” to recruitment for exacerbating the problem.
Tuberville remains concerned about the shrinking number of young adults eligible to enlist and the sharply declining interest in serving the country.
“After watching this administration’s blunder in Afghanistan, tossing 20 years of sacrifice down the drain, why would a veteran encourage their children to sign up? I know you’re running into that problem. So, this administration doesn’t inspire our youth about America. It paints our service members as extremists, white supremacists, but are surprised that only nine percent — only nine percent — of young people even want to serve. That’s a small, small pool. Faith in our military has collapsed,” Tuberville said.
“I’ve reviewed the list of speaking engagements for senior leaders at the Pentagon and could find no trace — zero — of anyone speaking publicly about recruiting. The leaders of our military. But there were plenty of speeches on climate change, pride month, and global water security. What is going on here?”