Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley defended the teaching of critical race theory to military members, stating that they were learning about it to gain “situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend.
“But I do think it’s important, actually, for those of us in uniform, to be open minded and be widely read in the United States Military Academy is a university. And it is important that we train, and we understand,” said Milley responded to a request from Representative Chrissy Houlahan to comment on the issue during a House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.
In regards to the Capitol riot on January 6, Milley stated “I want to understand white rage, and I’m white, and I want to understand it. So what is it that cause thousands of people to assault this building, and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out.”