If you thought the role of the military was to break things and kill people and occasionally rescue people who need rescuing, you are a troglodyte of the first order.
No, the military must play a role in the administration’s overarching goal of transforming America into an all-embracing, tree hugging, green to our gills land of the emasculated.
Take this lede from an AP story this week:
RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal land managers working to keep the greater sage grouse off the list of endangered species have secured a $2 million grant from the Pentagon to help finance habitat restoration beneath thousands of square miles of U.S. Navy training airspace in Nevada.
It is to help restore more than 11,000 acres of prime sage grouse habitat by doing such things as cutting pinon pine trees that serve as perches for ravens that eat grouse eggs.
The military also approved $2 million to help protect 7,000 acres of gopher tortoise habitat near Fort Benning in Georgia and $2 million to protect 10,000 acres of forest in Maine near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s survival school.
What any of this has to do with the role and responsibility of the military is an unasked question.
This is same military that brags about saving $1 million a year in power bills with its solar panels on Nellis Air Force Base while neglecting to mention they cost $100 million and will last only 25 to 30 years.
Yes, the military that paid $150 per gallon for 1,500 gallons of jet fuel made from algae, more than 64 times the price for fossil fuels.
This enhanced role for our military was explained by Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently when he explained why he is ending the military ban on transgender service members. He called the ban “outdated” and said it distracted from the military’s “core missions.” How did Bradley Manning work out?