Stephen Green* at Instapundit linked to a fear mongering piece at Business Insider this afternoon:
From the linked article:
China’s technological strategy and innovation are serious threats to US national security — now, according to retired Adm. William McRaven, the US has reached a ‘holy s—” moment and needs to invest more significantly in technology research and development to keep its edge.
Whenever military leaders declare that without further military spending our security is in danger I think of Instapundit host Glenn Reynolds’ great line about global warming:
I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.
Our military leaders are fully on board with using the military to promote a social agenda at the expense of war-fighting ability. In this regard, their actions betray a sense that they are so superior to any potential adversary that they can afford to indulge in frivolity, no matter what their words might claim.
I wasn’t familiar with Adm. William McRaven, so I thought I would see if he was the exception to the rule. He is not. From Buzzfeed back in 2014, U.S. Special Operations Chief Wants More Women, Minorities In The Ranks:
Adm. William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations Command and architect of the Osama Bin Laden raid, is spearheading an effort to get more women and minorities into America’s elite combat units.
So rest easy. There is no crisis here.
*Interestingly it was another post by Stephen Green which first caused me to think this back in 2016.