A recent Senate recommendation that controversial Department of Defense training on countering so-called extremism in the ranks "should be discontinued" represented a surprising rebuke of the progressive doctrines creeping into the armed forces – and it was delivered by a Congress that too often has been loath to assert its oversight role and push back on "woke" Pentagon politics.
The Senate Armed Services Committee initially approved the report language by a close 14-12 vote. The deciding vote was Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, who typically caucuses with Democrats but voted with Republicans on the Senate panel.
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