Winning the battle against ISIS has been made more difficult by the U.S. military being overtaken by political correctness, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) said on "America's Newsroom" today.
"Warfare is about death and destruction," Peters said. "It's not about good table manners."
He said that the U.S. needs generals and military leaders who will stand up for common sense.
He explained that the military has diverted thousands of people to equal opportunity training, sexual harassment training, sensitivity training and so on.
"Convert every one of those slots to a combat infantryman," Peters said. "You need trigger-pullers."
In the fight against ISIS, he said it's important to go after them wherever they are, including in urban areas.
"Civilians will die. You cannot make clean war," Peters said. "You kill the enemy, and you leave. And if later, you have to go back and kill them some more, you do that."
"Military is about killing people. If you are unwilling to do that, disband the military and save a lot of money."
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