Which is exactly what has been happening ever since then-President Bill Clinton issued his “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the mid-’90s. I was in the military then, and vividly remember the s_it storm that started…and it went downhill from there, especially under Obama. What so many liberal Dems (who have never served in the military), and their equally ignorant accomplices in the dominantly liberal mainstream media down want to accept is…that nobody has a right to serve in the military. There is no constitutional right to serve. It’s a privilege. Secondly.. The military discriminates all the time, and has been doing so for generations. If you’re too tall, you can’t fly fighter jets. If you’re too fat, you can’t join. If you’re disabled and/or in a wheelchair, you can’t join. And, on and on.. The mission of the U.S. military is to WIN wars. Period! Anything that undermines that mission, including all of the politically correct social engineering bs imposed on it by Democrat presidents and lawmakers, puts our troops’ lives in jeopardy, and undermines our ability to WIN.
Well said, Sec. Mattis. That’s exactly right. Nothing really newsworthy about this military flight. It’s just in the context of the other areas where we’re having some differences with China, that it’s somewhat relevant.
Smart negotiating! And, kudos to the Trump Administration for playing hardball with Islamabad! For far too long, we’ve been sending them BILLIONS of our hard-earned tax dollars almost as if we’ve been bribed…and Pakistan has done nothing to reign in the Haqqani network, as well as Taliban, Al Qaeda and other Islamo-wack terrorists being protected within it’s borders. It’s this dance we’ve been doing with them for over 15 years. And, nothing has changed. Time to have a paradigm shift. And thanks to Trump and Sec. Mike Pompeo, it looks like we finally may be shaking up the relationship a little and putting some over-due pressure on Islamabad to get off their butts and address the elephant in their house. Excellent!! 🙂
Oh well! Good luck with that.. The U.S. Navy should put an enhanced Carrier Strike Group (CSG) in the Persian Gulf, and up its presence in the Strait of Hormuz. Islamic wakos like this ayatollah from Iran need to be sent the clear message that we will not be bullied, or have commerce threatened in those waterways.