Pompeo Urges Military Leaders to ‘Stay Out’ of Political Fights, Put Mission above Social Justice

Then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., January 12, 2021. (Andrew Harnik/Reuters)

Simi Valley, Calif. — Mike Pompeo believes the military has been weakened by the same social-justice currents that have convulsed American education and corporate America over the last year.

Speaking with National Review after his Monday night speech at the Reagan Library, the former secretary of state and Army cavalry officer urged the Pentagon’s top brass to restore the American military’s apolitical tradition.

“Our military leaders have to stay out of these political fights,” he said. “It’s possible to do. You can be both a really great general and not opine on the political turmoil of the day. This is the mistake

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