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We now know that there was no connection between Zemari Ahmadi Zemari Ahmadi and ISIS-Khorasan, that Zemari Ahmadi activities on that day were completely harmless and not at all related to the imminent threat we believed we faced, and that Zemari Ahmadi was just as innocent a victim as were the others tragically killed.
This fallen officer died in the line of duty, helping protect the tens of thousands of people who work in — and who visit — the Pentagon on a daily basis, this tragic death today is a stark reminder of the dangers they face and the sacrifices they make. We are forever grateful for that service and the courage with which it is rendered.
Very little surprises me anymore, as I continue to consider just how focused it seems that the Defense Department is on routing out White extremism and White supremacy in the services right now, i'm not sure exactly how it is that you are able to tell from search terms that much about the individuals that are serving in uniform.
Diversity, equity and inclusion is important to this military and it will be important in the future, this is not about diversity, this is about a very specific kind of anti-American indoctrination that is seeping into some parts of our military based on the whistleblower complaints we have received.
We represent the United States of America. We ought to look like America, and not only in the ranks, i think we're doing a great job in terms of recruiting the right kinds of people, providing access to people from every corner, every walk of life in this country. As long as you're, as you're, you're fit and you can qualify, there's a place for you on this team.
We'll be working even more closely with our friends in the Indo-Pacific and elsewhere -- particularly in Europe -- to strengthen a rules-based international order that favors the advance of freedom, our allies, as I've said, are a force multiplier and a strategic advantage that none of our competitors can match.
I have directed The Defense Department to use every resource at our disposal, within our authority, to support U.S. interagency efforts to rapidly provide India's frontline healthcare workers with the materials they need. We are currently assessing the equipment we can both procure and draw from our own inventory in the coming days and weeks.
The Department will immediately take appropriate policy actions to prioritize climate change considerations in our activities and risk assessments, to mitigate this driver of insecurity, as a leader in the interagency, the Department of Defense will also support incorporating climate risk analysis into modeling, simulation, war gaming, analysis, and the next National Defense Strategy.
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