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Monday, 28 November 2022 07:40 GMT

US Air Force: Diversity is essential for "warfighting effectiveness"


(MENAFN) According to a presentation viewed by Fox News Digital on Wednesday, the US Air Force is educating its cadets that "diversity and inclusiveness" will be "essential" in fighting future battles.

As per the academy that initiated the program last year, the presentation, titled "Diversity & Inclusion: What it is, why we care, and what we can do," is intended to generate "champions of dignity and respect to establish an inclusive climate in the Cadet Wing." The slides encourage cadets to use "person-centered" language instead of gendered terminology and to embrace diversity as an "institutional priority."

Cadets should avoid using the word "N" as well as other sensitive terminology such as "terrorist." Early in the training, the program is proclaimed a "safe space," with cadets urged to divulge their secrets on the grounds that "what's said here, remains in the room."

When asked about the program, an Air Force Academy spokesperson told Fox News that diversity and inclusion training is critical to cadets' "warfighting effectiveness," arguing that the military can't predict what kind of enemy or obstacles it will face in the future, so the "need to innovate" is "critical."

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