Secure Freedom Minute: Needed – Uniformed Leaders Who Restore, Not Ravage, Our Military
Four decades ago, I helped staff the Senate Armed Services
Committee in supporting Ronald Reagan’s reversal of Jimmy Carter’s budget cuts that had “hollowed out” the U.S. military. Tomorrow, that panel has an opportunity to begin an even more urgently needed salvation of our armed forces.
The occasion will be a hearing on the nomination of Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Will he help end not only Joe Biden’s failure to adequately fund the Pentagon as a shooting war looms with the Chinese Communist Party?
The Committee must also establish whether Gen. Brown will strongly support in the future, as he has to date, the Marxist “transformation” that’s making Carter’s hollow military look robust.
We require uniformed leaders who oppose policies that weaken, demoralize and invite the defeat of our troops – and country.
This is Frank Gaffney.
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