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STILL A FIGHTING FORCE? – FROM FOX:   National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has the latest from the Pentagon on 'America Reports.'  The United States Department of Defense was blasted on social media after posting a tweet touting the need for "diversity" and "inclusion" in the military.  "NEWS: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Are Necessities in U.S. Military," the Department of Defense posted Wednesday along with an article outlining the many ways the military is pushing for diversity in its ranks and says that the "need for diversity, equity and inclusion to be a consideration or a part of all decisions in the military." "I would hope that as many leaders and members of the total force as possible see [diversity, equity and inclusion] efforts as a force multiplier," Bishop Garrison, the senior advisor to the secretary of defense for human capital and diversity, equity and inclusion, said in the article, which added that the diversity program can be a "way to make the U.S. military more successful in achieving critical missions and in making forces more lethal."The tweet immediately drew criticism from conservatives on Twitter who slammed the military for focusing on "woke" politics. "Does China have that in their military?" author Ryan Girdusky tweeted.  "Our enemies laugh at us," comedian Tim Young tweeted.  The emphasis should be on building the best force.  I'm not against diversity, or recruiting from a variety of groups, but the mission must never be compromised.  In this administration, I worry about that, and I am not alone.

February 9,  2022