The United States military, my many accounts, is struggling to adapt to a post-coronavirus world. With the military on a widespread stand-down, preparedness exercises largely stopped, and the navy reeling with virus infections aboard its fleet, military commanders are desperately trying to pave a path forward. In the meantime, Democratic presidential contender, Joe Biden, is focused on changing policies to now allow ‘transgender’ personnel back in the military.
The Department of Defense has been operating under a security strategy that has remained unchanged since the end of World War II, but the military says that it must quickly evolve to face new threats. Largely, defense analysts say the changes will be a focus on cyber and space warfare, intelligence, and global crisis response.
But have no fear, because if Joe Biden is elected he has issued a plan called The Biden Plan to Advance LGBTQ+ Equality in American and Around the World, which pledges that the hopeful president will focus on gearing up the military for social experimentation.
In June of 2016, President Trump overturned an executive order of President Barack Obama allowing those with gender dysphoria and other self-confused mental disorders from serving in the military. A decision made regarding what was best for U.S. Military readiness, the decision would set free military commanders from having to worry about the vast and extensive costs associated with caring for the mental and physical needs of those who believe they’re the wrong gender.
If Biden has his way, he’ll overturn that ban and again allow the mentally ill to placed in harm’s way within the U.S. military.
The plan says, “Biden will direct the U.S. Department of Defense to allow transgender service members to serve openly, receive needed medical treatment, and be free from discrimination.”
The cost to the United States taxpayer in caring for the gender dysphoric and accomodating their special needs is exponentially higher than that for the typical enlistee. If accomplished, the changes will put an extra burden on U.S. military commanders already trying to face the new challenges of a changing global landscape.