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America’s Department of Defense: We Don’t Like Diversity of Thought, Only Skin Color & Identity

In a thought-provoking episode of “Rob Maness Live,” host Colonel Rob Maness leads a critical discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in the military alongside guests Joe Arbuckle and Ron Scott. They offer insightful critiques of these policies, expressing concerns about their potential to erode unit cohesion and compromise military effectiveness. Retired Major General Joe Arbuckle underscores the risk of lowering standards and prioritizing identity over merit, while retired Colonel Ron Scott highlights the lack of transparency and ideological underpinnings driving these initiatives. The conversation extends to the broader implications on recruitment and retention, with a shared call for a reevaluation of policies to prioritize operational readiness and team unity. Colonel Maness and his guests advocate for a return to merit-based principles in military practices, emphasizing the importance of cohesion and mission focus amidst growing political influences.

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