Milley, in a House discussion in the month of June, 2021, supported the military cadets' learning of Critical Race Theory and said that he would like to “learn about ‘white rage,'” by using the term that is used by the followers of Critical Race Theory. Then, two months later, the military was forced to make a frantic and speedy departure from Afghanistan which resulted in the death of thirteen military members as well as hundreds of Afghan civilians.
“Obviously our leaders are not focused on the right issues. I'm talking about Lloyd Austin, who came into his post while Russians were occupying the frontier of Ukraine. It was a time to pull back from the most long-running conflicts that have ever occurred in American history. In the 100 days he was in office, he admitted that he had a difficult time framing COVID and concluded that COVID was the most significant risk to DoD and was followed by extremism. As evident, his priorities are not aligned,” Scheller told News in an interview prior to the publication of his new publication, Crisis of Command: The Way We Lost Faith and Trust of America's Generals, and Politicians.
“And then I return to what we were discussing, where fighting must be the primary focus throughout the day. It is clear that you require a Secretary of Defense to handle this. Also, Mark Milley has the same issue, and not just ‘white anger,' but he's also talking about climate change,” he said. “‘Hey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, like your job is to advise on military policy, winning wars like climate control is not in your wheelhouse,'” he said.
Scheller stated that Milley was more interesting when pleasing people. “They are taught that they must be able to give their boss what they would like. They're also watching their leaders and seeing that, you know, issues like equal opportunities, climate control, and white rage, are significant issues, and they have to discuss the issue. The thing they need to do is defend the principles of the organization that they are a part of.”