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Amid the Carlson issue, the Army Secretary calls on soldiers to “stand up for women”

The Army Secretary calls on soldiers to "stand up for women"

  • News by AUN News correspondent
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022.
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • Let me be clear: I expect @USArmy leaders to defend women (and all soldiers) who are unjustly assaulted or humiliated.

  • Several other military figures spoke out in favour of women in the armed forces without mentioning Carlson.

  • “Last month, the Army Times said that Donahoe’s retirement had been put off because of what he said on social media and that he would have to deal with the consequences.

  • They added that while they agreed with Donahoe’s defense of women, the negative national media coverage of the army by conservative media outlets was too egregious.

  • Because MG Donahoe stood up to Fox and Tucker, the Army has just ended his career.

“Because, very simply, we need to be able to appeal to a wide audience.” We must be careful to avoid alienating large segments of the American population from the Army when just 9% of children are interested in serving.

On Friday, she made an effort to clarify her views on Twitter.

“On a matter where there ought to be none, there has been confusion. Let me be clear: I expect @USArmy leaders to defend women (and all soldiers) who are unjustly assaulted or humiliated.

“Use clever discretion online,” Wormuth advised in a follow-up tweet following her initial message. Keep it businesslike.

When Carlson first attacked the Pentagon, military officials like Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Pentagon spokeswoman John Kirby didn’t like what he said. Several other military figures spoke out in favour of women in the armed forces without mentioning Carlson.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to Austin accusing Donahoe and other service leaders of exhibiting partial views after Donahoe tweeted that the host “couldn’t be more wrong.”

Last month, the Army Times said that Donahoe’s retirement had been put off because of what he said on social media and that he would have to deal with the consequences. According to Task & Purpose, the Army later found that Donahoe’s actions had given the service “bad press.”

In the investigation report, officials said that the Twitter interactions were not appropriate uses of social media. They also said that they agreed with Donahoe’s defense of women, but that conservative media’s bad coverage of the army on a national level was too bad.

Task & Purpose got a copy of the inspector general’s report, which said that Carlson’s actions were “potentially admirable,” but that “his post brought the Army a measurable amount of bad publicity, enough that the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs warned the Secretary of the Army of the possible consequences.”

“Temporarily assigned as a special assistant to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command,” said the major general. At the same time, the inquiry was ongoing, an Army official told the Army Times.

After a column in The Washington Post about the investigation, retired Col. Yevgeny Vindman, who became famous with his brother Alexander during the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump, defended Donahoe and warned about the culture war, which the Army has found hard to deal with in the age of social media.

It’s working, which is unfortunate. Because MG Donahoe stood up to Fox and Tucker, the Army has just ended his career. Lindman tweeted this. He continued, “The Pentagon and the Army are lost.” The right scares them. Service members will vote with their feet because they are losing their moral compass.

Analysis by: Advocacy Unified Network

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