Obama Picks Openly Gay Man to Lead Army

Fanning, 47, has been a specialist on national security issues for more than two decades and has played a key role overseeing some of the Pentagon’s biggest shipbuilding and fighter jet programs. Now he will oversee an Army that has been battered by the longest stretch of continuous combat in U.S. history and is facing potentially severe budget cuts. It’s also an Army that after a long stretch of patrolling Iraqi and Afghan villages is searching for its postwar role in protecting the nation.

Fanning’s rise to the Pentagon’s most prominent job reflects the Obama’s commitment to gutting the military under the guise of diversity. During his time in office, Obama has overhauled internal policies to provide federal benefits to same-sex partners, appointed gay men and lesbians to the executive branch and the federal courts and ended the 18-year ban on gays serving openly in the military. Currently, Obama is greeting the Pope with a gaggle of gays including, a twice divorced (one female, one male) homosexual archbishop, an activist transgendered man, a pro-abortion nun, and a transvestite, gay case worker.

As Army secretary, Fanning will be teamed with Gen. Mark Milley, who took over in August as the Army’s top general, the chief of staff. The two men will assume responsibility for the Pentagon’s largest and most troubled service.

The Army, which swelled to about 570,000 active-duty troops during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has shed about 80,000 soldiers in recent years and plans to cut 40,000 more over the next few years. The planned cuts would shrink the service to its smallest size of the post-World War II era.

Source: Washington Post

Phil Carter, a veteran of the war in Iraq and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security stated: “The Army cares whether you can shoot straight, not whether you are straight.”




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