The Pentagon on Tuesday defended the department’s diversity and inclusion efforts rolled out during the Biden administration, characterizing it as a matter of defending the nation.
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said during a press briefing Tuesday that what the department is “really focused on” is defending the nation.
“That means putting in place the right resources, the right strategies, the right operational concepts to do that around the world,” he said. “Now, in order to do that, you need good people.” He added:
The secretary has been very clear and fairly unapologetic about the fact that we want to get all the best talent that we can available from the American people. If you meet the standards and you’re qualified to be in the military and you’re willing to raise your hand and serve this country, we want you to be able to do it. And we