'Every officer is up to speed on diversity training. Not so much ship handling': Scathing official report finds US Navy is too woke for war because of risk averse, politically correct, control-freak top brassMembers of Congress commissioned the report on issues in the surface NavyCame in response to fire on ship in San Diego and two ship collisions in Pacific Retired Marine general and Navy admiral spoke with current and former officersThey identified a number of disturbing trends in Navy leadership and trainingMany officers said that diversity training took precedence over warfightingThey claimed combat readiness had become a 'box-checking' exercise
'Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we'll survive a fight with the Chinese navy,' lamented one lieutenant currently on active duty. 'It's criminal. They think my only value is as a black woman. But you cut our ship open with a missile and we'll all bleed the same color,' she added.
The directed energy weapon was seen aboard the USS Stockdale (DDG 106) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer while it was conducting a replenishment-at-sea with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on July 12, 2021. ODIN is one of the Navy's premier directed energy weapons initiatives and according to these images and budget documentation, the dazzler may be approaching a largely operational status.