Tucker Carlson blasts Pentagon – response shows tragic loss of direction in military

Never one to shy away from controversy, Fox News prime time host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday critiqued the wisdom of new Defense Department (DOD) efforts designed to make the military a more attractive career option for women.

The backlash against Carlson from the Pentagon itself was tragically misguided, with DOD press secretary John Kirby issuing a nasty rebuttal in which he stated that promoting women to senior military ranks would remain a top priority and that the department would not “take personnel advice from a talk show host.”

The segment in question began with Carlson drawing a contrast between efforts launched by the Chinese government to bolster “traditional masculinity” among its young male population and the initiatives recently announced by President Joe Biden meant to increase the appeal of military service among women.

Carlson opined, “So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military,” as the New York Post noted, continuing:

While China’s military becomes more masculine…our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine.

It’s out of control and the Pentagon’s going along with this. Again, this is a mockery of the U.S. military and its core mission, which is winning wars.

Kirby’s riposte was highlighted in an official DOD press release headlined “Press Secretary Smites Fox Host That Dissed Diversity in U.S. Military,” and it included his assertion that said diversity among the ranks remains “one of our greatest strengths.”

In a not-so-veiled swipe at the Fox News host, Kirby added that anyone who thinks otherwise may “feel like they have something to prove, that’s on them. We know we’re the greatest military in the world today, and even for all the things we need to improve.”

Army veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) took to Twitter to echo Kirby’s sentiments, albeit in a rather more vulgar manner, saying, “F – – – Tucker Carlson. While he was practicing his two-step, America’s female warriors were hunting down Al Qaeda and proving the strength of America’s women,” a reference to Carlson’s 2006 appearance on Dancing with the Stars.

Clearly taken aback by the nakedly hostile comments from Kirby, and by extension, the Pentagon, Carlson told viewers during his Thursday broadcast that “the Department of Defense has never been more aggressively or openly political,” and characterized the response as “a large and coordinated public relations offensive” against the program, as the Post further noted.

Carlson lamented the DOD press release as being akin to an attack on “a hostile foreign power,” and sadly, in the eyes of what he aptly called the “woke generals” at the helm these days, that’s precisely how he and the millions of Americans who agree with him are viewed.

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46 Responses

  1. I am a woman and I think for a woman to be able to fly is awesome, and yes a woman can and should serve in the armed forces…, but a pregnant woman in a newly designed uniform to be flying on a mission…. is what NEANDERTHALS can order to be done…. ladies, if you are pregnant, listen to your Mama before you get into that newly designed uniform to fly a sortie carrying the greatest gift God has given you …. a child to bring into this world and to light up your home and your life…. my prayer, ladies in the armed forces BEWARE OF NEANDERTHAL THINKING!!!!

  2. Michael Saunders, U.S. Army S.F. veteran of the Vietnam war and 23 years in law enforcement says:

    If the women in our military have never really had any kind of combat experience they do not need to be in command over combat troops in the field in any way shape or form. I know this to be a fact, because I am a real combat veteran of the Vietnam wars in the 60’s and 70’s.

  3. What military leaders, he has replaced them all with one star partisan comedians. He thinks that he can laugh the enemy to death, with Democrat jokes???

    All I can say is if Biden does not like the way a Neanderthal thinks, then he should quit hiring them. Case in point Jen Psaki, if she circles back any more I will be getting dizzy.
    Oh! is that Jen Psaki or Gin Psaki? It gets confusing coming from a Neanderthal white caveman spouting off from his cave.

  4. Our main enemies are Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, Mitt Romney, Bernie Sanders, the Clinton’s, the O Obamas ,the Biden’s, Harris, and all the cheating and lying politicians. They will end this country as we have known it. China is the wings waiting….

  5. Do we now have liberal in our military? Thinking they have rights to question a simple question which they don’t understand! Wow! Where these the general Obama promotion after fired REAL MEN? I don’t care if you think you are bad or tough! Bullet don’t stop to ask! Neither does bomb! Now if you want to play POLITICAL while you on the military. GET OUT! China, Russia, IRAN, Cuba can take you out faster than you think! Even ISIS GAVE YOU A FIGHT! And they were nothing but a terrorist group of nuthead! And it nice if we got strong women in the rank of general but just REMEMBER SO DOES CHINA

  6. I served in the military U.S.Navy there is a place in the military for women, being on a battle field with women to me brings an added danger, I was brought up to protect women so by nature on a battle field am i going to risk my life to save hers, probably, we didnt have women on war ships back then but now we do. and if they are in harms way on shore or at sea what do we do, i am not suggesting women expect this but it is decision time.

  7. Well, maybe the guys can become “Rosey the Riveters”! Especially those “guys” from San Francisco and Houston’s near west side. Can we at least leave the pregnant women out of the Navy Seals?

  8. Biden is not in charge; nancy, chuckie and Kamela are. They will have communism in place by day 100, as planned. The rest of the nation will lose everything they have. We must be strong, and seek the truth.

  9. Does Biden’s handlers or Obama or Soros or who ever else is telling him to say these things really hate America this bad for all this absolute crap that people are seeing & hearing. Or are they just proving who ever voted for Biden where really out of their minds!

    1. It doesn’t matter who is telling him. The demo. Knew his health problem and took advantage of that to put him in office to do away with our laws and change the constitution and the first amendment. Now those orders that he signed should be illegal and should not stand, period.

    1. AMEN…. although BIDEN is sooo f—– up… HE really has no control over anything
      They (Obama and the deep state) are telling him what to do and what to say!!
      I really don’t think he has a clue… and I don’t think he will be there much longer..
      BUT……LORD HELP US ALL !! That RAG TAG VP will be a lot worse… SHE IS REALLY

  10. With the Biden administration in charge I don’t trust any of them, especially Nancy Pelosi. She has to be the most sarcastic and power crazy woman on the face of earth. I can’t understand the Democratic party choosing her as their leader. Between her and a couple of low life followers they are ruining this will our country and what it stands for. With Biden and Harris at the reins we’re definitely not gonna recover the status we had under President Trump.

    1. Thank goodness. Maybe Biden can recover the status the country had before Trump. Trump destroyed America’s relations with other counties with UN-educated remarks, plus has destroyed my previous Republican party with his rants unfounded. To side with Trump tells me that person is okay to lie, steal and not pay people who has worked for you. To con as with his college, his charity and I could go on. Taken charity money to purchase a million dollar painting of himself, and you can be sure he received a large kick back. He is a mafia boss if there ever one.

      1. You are stupid with your comments. When Under Trump administration all countries respect USA and now with a Biden we lost it. He cannot even take calls from other country leaders

        1. Agreed!!! But not only he is ignorant but empty head. I would like to know what will be his opinion after America are destroyed.

      2. STUPID…. STUPID… People like you should never vote !! You have not idea what you are talking about !!

      3. Disagree totally: Trump built our defense after it was decimated by administration prior ot him; opened our economy while far leftist would like to destroy our economy by taking away individuals motivation to earn and achieve. To say nothing of protecting right to bear arms and due process when alleged! Hooray for Trump! Prayers that he’s working to help keep democracy alive! I wonder if current far left will post or delete this ?!

      4. STUPID STUPID STUPID! People who think like you live in California and New York. You should ask for crayons and a coloring book.

    2. Well with God on our side; we cannot lose! And I don’t mean the man that pronounces Psalms as “pah-slams”!

    3. I say my prayers daily that I will read in the paper that Nancy Pelosi either got run over by a drunk driver, drove off a high cliff, or caught the coronavirus with terminal results. Same for Dianne Feinstein and their heathen crook buddies on Capitol Hill….Soros, etc.

  11. Tucker Carlson is right.Combat is not O.K. for pregnant women.This new bunch is making a feeble attempt to control AMERICA.I wonder how long that will last.It won’t last long,there are still a lot of real AMERICANS that the democrats do NOT know about.

    1. I can’t believe what is happening on everything since”Biden” took office! It is a mockery to our country! There has to be a way to get these evil people from ruining our country 🤔 Please fight for our freedoms!!!🇺🇸

  12. The United States Armed Forces are being turned into an Outward Bound “Feelings” Encounter Group by the Left.
    I didn’t serve in the military, I did serve as a Federal Civil Service employee for several years. I encouraged my son to serve, and I’ve encouraged nieces and nephews to. Some have, some haven’t. Sorry to say, but under the current regime, I would discourage service to anyone.

      I AM A WOMAN and women are not geared for either … Women want it all … SORRY

  13. I thought the main goal of the military was to break things and kill. Not to be a social experiment in diversity of the military.

    Maybe the club has changed under the current administration. That would be Biden. Not Trump.

  14. I am proud of our ladies that serve along side men in our military. But as a woman I too did not like the comment made by the President said about maternity wear for women in the military. I would hope a pregnant woman would not be in the field as foot soldiers at that point! 1 for Tucker

    1. biden and hunter should join that would make our Army more feminine / i love and respect all members of the military , but have a low opinion of the loud mouth who called out Tucker

  15. China is OUR Main enemy with Iran & Russia
    Meanwhile diversity training effects troop morale & readiness.
    Bad for OUR forces

    1. Is the Chinese the president of the USA? Why the people are so blind? Don’t you see that he is dictating the USA as he dictated for his game, seeing that the Chinese is our enemy? How come America are following this dictator by bowing their knees to him? WHAT A SHAME!!!

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