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Military officers begin to speak out on the harm done by Sen. Tuberville’s holds on promotions

Military officers begin to speak out on the harm done by Sen. Tuberville’s holds on promotions

By TARA COPP, AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the months since a single senator froze military promotions over the Pentagon’s abortion policy, the uniformed officers affected have been largely silent, wary of stepping into a political fray. But as the ramifications of Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s freeze have grown, more of them are speaking out.

This week, some of the military’s most senior leaders took the issue head on and voiced their concerns. They said the damage the holds will do to the military will be felt for years, as young talented officers decide they’ve had enough and choose to get out…

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p.s. In case you missed it, Peter Zeihan calls Tuberville, our own senator, the biggest risk to our national security in The Greatest Threat to American National Security.

Senator Tommy Tuberville has placed a unilateral hold on nominations and confirmations of military officials because he doesn’t like the Biden administration’s current policy of allowing officers to travel for abortion services. Consequently, the affected military personnel cannot access the classified information necessary for strategic planning.

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