Senate might make history with Gen. Brown but will he ready U.S. for war?

Senate might make history with Gen. Brown but will he ready U.S. for war?

U.S. Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.

Senate might make history with Gen. Brown but will he ready U.S. for war?

A national defense analyst is warning about a U.S. Air Force general, in line to be our country’s highest-ranking military officer, who has ignored or endorsed left-wing dogma in that vital military branch.

General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., currently the Air Force chief of staff, has been nominated by President Biden to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His appointment must first be approved by the U.S. Senate, where Sen. Tommy Tuberville is holding up more than 200 promotions in his fight to stop the Pentagon’s illegal abortion policy.

Although Tuberville is being accused of hurting military readiness, the Senate can bring nominations to the floor one name at a time. After refusing to do so thus far, Democrats may do so for Brown because he would be the first black to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In 2020, Brown was confirmed unanimously by the Senate in a 98-0 vote after being nominated by President Donald Trump. That vote made history, too, since he became the highest-ranking black officer in U.S. history after senators approved his promotion.  

Frank Gaffney, who leads the Center for Security Policy, says General Brown has hurt the Air Force by endorsing promotions based on race; harming readiness by welcoming transgender personnel; enforcing the dangerous COVID-19 shot; and allowing Critical Race Theory to be taught, including at the officer-molding Air Force Academy.

“I believe that General C.Q. Brown has during his time, particularly as chief of staff of the Air Force, demonstrated a commitment to the whole cultural Marxist agenda inside America's armed forces,” Gaffney recently told American Family Radio.

Back in 2020, a glowing NPR story said Gen. Brown had become the highest-ranking black officer in the U.S. military after being promoted to Air Force chief of staff. In the interview, the general was asked if he was concerned only a dozen black women are Air Force pilots out of 12,000 total.

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“Do you see that as a problem?” NPR asked.

“I do,” Gen. Brown replied. “You only aspire to what you've been exposed to. Sometimes we might self-eliminate just because we don't think we're qualified. One of the areas that we as the Air Force are looking at is how do we provide more exposure to young African Americans, women really across the board, that yes, you can do this.”

'Deconstructing oppressive beliefs' in cadets

In 2021, Air Force Academy professor Lynne Chandler Garcia outed herself in a Washington Post op-ed in which she admitted teaching Critical Race Theory to cadets and defended doing so in her political science class.  

Critical race theory “helps students identify the structural racism and inequality that has been endemic in American society,” Garcia wrote. “And it provides methods for deconstructing oppressive beliefs, policies and practices to find solutions that will lead to justice.”

Marxist-based Critical Race Theory is a race-based idea related to Critical Theory, a class-based philosophy in which Communist thinkers urged the poor to revolt and overthrow their wealthy oppressors.

After the professor came forward, the Air Force Academy told The Washington Times it supports the professor’s “academic freedom” to challenge students. The statement also said it is “not a theory endorsed by the institution as institutional doctrine.”

By the professor’s own admission, however, she did not lead future Air Force lieutenants to study and understand Critical Race Theory but she endorsed its Marxist premise of oppression and its utopian promise to fix that oppression. 

“So much of this agenda,” Gaffney warns, “is about dividing and causing unrest within an organization that has to have unit cohesion, that has to have confidence in the skill and the orders of commanders."