by WorldTribune Staff, November 23, 2016
Minority employees at a Pentagon that embraced political correctness under President Barack Obama are said to be unsettled by the incoming Trump administration.
U.S. officials told The Daily Beast that their Muslim colleagues are now less willing to share their thoughts about national security and fear they will no longer be seen as an asset to confronting terrorism.
One official characterized it as a climate of “anticipatory freakout.”
“I am scared to speak,” one freaked out Muslim civilian employee at the Pentagon told The Daily Beast. “We don’t know what it is going to mean for us.”
“You are less likely to speak up if you are against the prevailing view,” one U.S. official told the Daily Beast. “Before, that was not a consideration.”
It is not just Muslims who are hyperventilating, though. The fragile snowflakes of all classes dubbed minority by the politically correct are looking for safe spaces as the Trump revolution rolls into town.
Some analysts say the Obama administration advocated diversity over ability at the Pentagon, CIA and Department of Homeland Security at a cost to national security.
Departments at those agencies now are filled with younger staffers, “many of whom never anticipated anything other than a government that embraced diversity,” the Daily Beast report said.
“I truly believe that the business case for diversity is stronger for CIA than it is for any organization in the U.S. government,” CIA Director John Brennan told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in June. “Diversity not only gives us the cultural understanding we need to operate in any corner of the globe, it also helps us avoid groupthink, ensuring we bring to bear a range of perspectives on the complex challenges that are inherent to intelligence work.”
Last month, Obama issued a memorandum about “Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the National-Security Workforce” that called for better data about the makeup of national-security employees and to help expand diversity within the national-security community.
President Donald Trump will not be required to adhere to any part of that memorandum.