Pentagon Removes WHAT From Their Mission Statement?

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( – Judicial Watch, a legal watchdog group based in Washington, filed a lawsuit against the Pentagon calling for it to explain why the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) mission statement no longer includes the motto of the “Duty, Honor, Country.”

In a memo, the Superintendent of the USMA Lieutenant General Steve Gilland which was sent out on March 11 declared that the academy would be using a new mission statement. In the new mission statement, the choice of words is “build, educate, train, and inspire” however the previous words are not mentioned. Both civilians and alumni have condemned this change. 

The watchdog group informed the Secrets online program that they filed the lawsuit after the USMA refused to hand over information on the reasoning behind the change as well as how it was implemented.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated that considering how the “woke virus” was taking over West Point, the deletion of the original motto has resulted in a lot of concerns about what the rising leadership of the Army has been taught. He added that the stonewalling of releasing any records connected to the issue was just worsening the situation. 

The group further pointed out that the change has received the approval of the Army Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Army.

Previously in March, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., sent out a letter to Gillard where she was looking for answers behind the decision. 

The Judicial Watch has been working to expose the nihilistic drift of the service academies over the last few years. In 2023 they exposed how the U.S. Air Force Academy had placed at the top of the training priorities instruction on gender and race. 

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