Starting Monday, the U.S. Military will fund hormone therapy and counseling for retirees and children of active duty service members. Gender reassignment surgery will only be offered to active duty personnel.
I am not saying that transgender, queer or fluidly-gender-neutral people can’t be effective soldiers. I am saying that as long as we pay attention to this stuff, and not the two core missions of the military, we are doomed.
The core missions of the military, as described by my Uncle Ned:
Kill the enemies of the United Stated of America
No. Actually that’s it.