History-Making Fighter Pilot Nominated for Joint Chiefs Chairman

    History-Making Fighter Pilot Nominated for Joint Chiefs Chairman
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    The Facts

    • On Thursday, Air Force General Charles “CQ” Brown Jr., who over the past three years has served as that branch’s chief of staff, was nominated by Pres. Biden as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    • If confirmed by the Senate, Brown would replace Army General Mark Milley, whose term expires in October.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    Brown is an outstanding selection because of his broad background, his bold leadership, and his commitment for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the military. It’s important for the military to look like America, and Brown’s not afraid to speak out against discrimination while honorably serving the US.

    Republican narrative

    Brown’s credentials are impressive, but let’s hope he doesn’t steer the military toward a woke agenda that could put the US in a precarious position with so much going on in Ukraine, the Pacific, and elsewhere. Under Brown, who made race an issue by recording a video in 2020 about his experiences, the Air Force conducted investigations into racial and gender discrimination. This utilized time and resources that should have been put toward national security.

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