The Army is attempting to bury the evidence that it relaxed standards in order to permit women to graduate from Ranger School:
Congressman Russell contacted the Secretary of the Army on September 15, 2015, and requested the Ranger School records for Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver.
The Secretary of the Army stalled Russell for nine days and then asked for an extension to obtain documents readily available.
The Army waited another two weeks to tell Russell the documents had been shredded.
The Army refuses to tell anyone what the school’s policy is for the storage and destruction of Ranger School records.
The Army refuses to tell the media why they shredded Griest’s and Haver’s records.
The Army refuses to tell the media what they are doing with the third female graduate, Major Lisa Jaster’s records.
The Army wants us to doubt that journalist Susan Keating’s Ranger School sources are real because they are anonymous.
The Army wants us to believe that if Susan Keating’s sources were real they would come forward, when in fact, they are frightened of retribution. Considering the Obama administration’s treatment of whistleblowers, these fears are more than justified.
I very much doubt anyone is even remotely surprised by this. But consider the silver lining: given the way in which recent administrations appear to regard American citizens as the enemy, there are worse things than social justice convergence debilitating the U.S. military.
Destroying the evidence won’t do the Army any good. Everyone knows that the standards were dumbed-down and that the women who “passed” the course are frauds and an insult to all real Rangers, past and present. Want to argue otherwise? Fine, show the records.