President Obama marches armed forces leftward

President Obama marches armed forces leftward, by Rowan Scarborough.

Mr. Obama is leaving a legacy of a more politically correct armed forces, with the top brass squarely behind him, save the Marine Corps. …

The White House also has given the Defense Department a gun control mission. And the “white privilege” movement, in which speakers tell a negative history of the white race, sporadically has invaded some military units.

A recent snapshot of the U.S. Army: Its headquarters sent out a series of Twitter messages last week reminding soldiers to celebrate Earth Day, complete with a photo of a green-shaded globe. This was a few days after the Army announced it had selected a group of newly minted female officers to try out for armor and infantry jobs long closed to women until Mr. Obama interceded. The Army also said in budget documents that soldiers now have the right to “self-identify” who they are, an apparent reference to selecting a gender.

Climate change summit to counter Islamic aggression? Are the current ruling class incompetent or stupid?

Mr. Obama has elevated climate change to the top of his priorities list. He credited a climate summit in Paris as being a display of allied power against the Islamic State terrorist army that has committed widespread atrocities.

The president’s political appointees have injected climate change into every aspect of military operations, from testing weapons to field exercises to war planning

What about spending a little time on model making? Is this idiocy, or just a case of not letting a (concocted) crisis go to waste in their pursuit of ideological goals?

Robert Maginnis, a retired Army officer, is a critic:

When we are strapped across the world to protect vital interests and we are asking warrior heroes to leave the ranks, now is not the time to squander our slim defense funds on Obama’s boondoggles. Our enemies laugh at our stupidity, and our allies shake in wonderment [at] how America, the once-great nation, is collapsing into the toilet bowl of history.