Rep. Mike Waltz, a Republican member of Congress from Florida, is the chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness. As such, he’s kept up with both what the American military is up to and what China appears to be planning for, and according to him the American military is in for a world of hurt should China invade Taiwan unless it ditches wokeness and starts focusing on warfighting.
Rep. Waltz said as much in a statement to Fox News Digital, saying “You can debate if 2025 is the right year, but it is a matter of when, not if, anymore. And we have to do more with our military readiness to convince China not to make that move.”
Fox News Digital, reporting on what woke policies Rep. Waltz thinks are problematic, said:
Waltz said military personnel are “disturbed” that some senior leaders think “climate is the greatest existential threat,” and he said they are concerned about the emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion.
“I think it has affected our readiness, and we’ve had the worst recruiting year in the last year since Vietnam,” Waltz said. He said the vaccine mandates have been “deterring young men and women from signing up. People have been leaving the service because of it.”
Waltz noted that some officials in the Biden administration have said climate change is an “existential threat” to the United States. That’s a reference to comments made by the secretary of the Army, who said the United States should “take all of our tanks and fighting vehicles electric within the next couple of decades.”
Continuing, Rep. Waltz referenced a memo recently released by the 4-Star general in command of of Air Mobility Command in which that general claimed that the US should prepare for war with China within two years, saying that it’s refreshing to see a general focused on warfighting instead of diversity. In his words:
“It is refreshing to hear a general officer leading, telling his troops to train harder, that we have to deter war, but if we can’t, that we have to win, and here’s how we’re going to get to victory. He is focused on standards and victory – not on diversity, equity and inclusion and climate.”
“I think this memo is spot on. This is the type of mentality that we need our soldiers to see and that we need the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to see.”
In the memo referenced by Waltz, the general, Gen. Mike Minihan, told the commanders under him to start developing plans to fight a war with Red China by 2025, saying:
“I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me we will fight in 2025. Xi secured his third term and set his war council in October 2022. Taiwan’s presidential elections are in 2024 and will offer Xi a reason. United States’ presidential elections are in 2024 and will offer Xi a distracted America. Xi’s team, reason, and opportunity are all aligned for 2025.”
Adding to that, he said that his ultimate goal was to build “a fortified, ready, integrated, and agile Joint Force Maneuver Team ready to fight and win inside the first island chain.”
Rep. Waltz also added that the threat of war with China is increasing as Taiwan gets more aggressive and seeks closer ties with the United States, saying “Taiwan won’t go so far as to say ‘independence’ because they know that is a trigger for the CCP. But they are having a more and more aggressive stance toward their own national defense and a closer and closer relationship with the United States.”
So we might very well soon find ourselves in a war with China…and most of the military is currently more worried about setting diversity quotas and fighting “climate change.”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1