Navy needs to project power, not pronouns

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The U.S. Navy this week gave America another unfortunate peek at its priorities when a video surfaced that showed two engineers at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Rhode Island talking about, you guessed it — “the importance of using correct pronouns.” 

Talk about mission creep. NUWC’s website says it exists to conduct R&D, testing and other assessments on fleet support capabilities for submarines and other underwater systems, work that helps us defeat the enemy in undersea combat. 

Is the Navy so far ahead of the game that NUWC has time to instruct us on “the importance of using correct pronouns” and tips to avoid misgendering people? 

It’s possible. But evidence over the last several years indicates the Navy would be better served focusing on readiness, training and morale. 

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