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American Renaissance - 1 - January 2008
There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Thomas Jefferson
Vol. 19 No. 1January 2008
Diversity in the Army
American Renaissance
A thin veneer covers seri-ous trouble
by Duncan Hengest
I
n the first months of 1991,the United States militaryannihilated the Iraqi army.After several weeks of airraids and only three days of ground combat, Americanforces had little more to do butpack up and prepare for a vic-tory parade. More than anyother branch of the service, theArmy had made the hard climbfrom its Vietnam abyss to thetriumphant force of DesertStorm.In the Vietnam era, theArmy suffered from three ma- jor flaws: poorly trained non-commissioned officers, drugs,and racial tension. The victory in theGulf suggested to the American publicthat these flaws were fixed and, indeed,two were. The post-Vietnam armystarted an intense training program forsergeants, and the schooling gets tougheras they move up the ladder. The militaryalso invested heavily in drug screening,and entire units, including senior offic-ers, were put through random drug tests.Specialists were hired to deal with ad-diction. The last problem, racial tension,however, has been only partly solved.As 1960s-style integration is increas-ingly shown to be a myth, the militaryremains the last bastion of racial mix-ing, but a thin veneer masks serioustrouble. Politicians and pundits brave thewrath of the thought police to keepwomen out of combat and young troop-ers away from practicing homosexuals,but no one talks about the problems of race. Despite Hollywood clichés like
Glory
, blacks have often been at best amixed benefit and at worst a burden tothe service. Racial conflict is out of thelimelight, and the US Army is an effec-tive fighting force, but trouble can eruptany time.Non-whites in the armed forces causethree problems. The first is unit and sol-dier indiscipline. In the past, entire black regiments have behaved badly, and in-dividual blacks often follow the samepattern. Second, blacks and whitessometimes think and behave differently.Bridging the gap is costly and never en-tirely successful, and racial divisions sapunit morale. Third, there is the addedtrouble of other non-white troops. An in-creasing number of racial and religiousminorities can give rise to unique kindsof trouble.The military was officially desegre-gated by President Truman in 1948, butsegregated regiments weren’t broken upin earnest until the first year of the Ko-rean War. The catalyst for this was thepoor combat record of black units. Mostof the men with World War II experi-ence had left, and the army conscriptswere often from the bottom of society. Discipline was poor.Task Force Smith, the firstground combat units to facethe North Koreans, was wipedout as an effective fightingforce. The white regimentswere bad but the black oneswere worse. One cannot readabout the Korean War withoutrunning into tales of black units that were unable to holdtogether under fire.The all-black 24th Infantrywas notorious for hasty re-treats. This unit performed sobadly that according to MaxHastings in
The Korean War 
,General Walton H. Walker, commanderof ground forces in Korea, “recognizedthat it was possible to use the 24th onlyas an outpost force, a trip wire in the faceof Communist assaults. It proved nec-essary to maintain another regiment inreserve behind the front, to conduct se-rious resistance when the 24th broke.”(p. 81.) Another all-black unit, the 3rdBattalion of the 9th Infantry, performeddisgracefully at the battle of BloodyRidge in August 1951. In fact, “the 3/9had done nothing. It had failed miser-ably in the only real attack it had at-tempted, and its C.O. . . . had been onthe bottle.” (T.R. Fehrenbach,
This Kind of War 
, p. 359.)After the disaster of Bloody Ridge,the Army desegregated its units so thatblacks would make up roughly 10 per-cent of each company, and black soldierswere spread out one or two per squad.This meant no single regiment could beexpected to do poorly in combat, but “the
Field artillery in Iraq.
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It is only a matter of timebefore a Somali, Kurdish,Laotian, or Hmong “refu-gee” has the authority tocall in air-strikes or com-mand riflemen.
 
American Renaissance - 2 - January 2008
 Letters from Readers
Sir—In the “O Tempora” section of the October issue you ran an item—“Taylor in Lansing”—that referred to themurder of white college student LauraDickinson by a black student. The cover-up of this murder by the officials at East-ern Michigan University, probably allwhite, shows how far the “diversitygang” will go to ignore and/or concealcrimes committed against whites. TheAR story failed to mention if universityofficials were arrested for the cover-up.And if not, why not?Kenneth Reynolds, Bronx, N.Y.
The president of EMU, John Fallon,was fired when the extent of the cover up came to light, but he was not charged with any crime. —Ed.
Sir — In your review of MichaelHart’s
Understanding Human History
(Dec. issue) you cite Prof. Hart as as-serting that Northeast Asians are moreclosely related to Caucasians than toSoutheast Asians. This is almost cer-tainly not true. In fact, the genetic chartin your March 1997 issue (“Diversity inthe Human Genome”) shows the oppo-site, as do most recent studies of geneticclustering. I understand that accordingto Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza’s 1994analysis, some Northeast Asian groupswere found to be closer to Caucasiansthan to Southeast Asians, but that’s prob-ably the result of methodological error.Surprising assertions require convinc-ing evidence, and since 1994 there hasnot been, in my opinion, evidence tosupport the view that Koreans are moresimilar to Englishmen than they are toVietnamese. At the very least, can we notbe agnostic on the issue, instead of sup-porting an uncertain interpretation thatmay be incorrect?Ted Sallis, Tampa, FloridaSir — I expect that everyone who hasread Prof. Michael Hart’s magnificentbook,
Understanding Human History
,will have been as impressed as I was byits powerful combination of facts, argu-ments, and overall vision.However, there is one assertion I findunbelievable. On page 101 Prof Hartquotes, and seemingly accepts, a 1973study of Australian aborigines that putstheir mean IQ at 85. I believe the usualfigure quoted for that group is around62, which is far closer to what one wouldsuspect on the basis of intellectual andtechnological achievements.Anthony Young, London, EnglandSir — I read with interest JaredTaylor’s two-part series, “What ScienceSays About Diversity” (November andDecember issues). However, he seemsfar more optimistic than I that the eliteswill admit the reality of racial differ-ences. I’m still waiting for them to ad-mit that the uplift programs of the Six-ties were failures. Or even that the NewDeal was a failure. There is no doubtthese policies failed, but good luck try-ing to find a liberal—and our elites areall liberal—who will admit it.Rather than concede that they arewrong about race and diversity, our elitesare far more likely to follow the Euro-pean path and criminalize dissent. Afterall, “hate” speech is not free speech, andto our rulers, any discussion of the sci-ence of racial differences is hate speech.James Collier, Boston, Mass.Sir — I applaud those Swiss who hadthe courage to vote for the SwissPeople’s Party (SVP) despite the inter-national media’s underhanded attempt todismiss the party and its supporters asracists (see “Switzerland for the Swiss,”Dec. issue). Other European nationalistparties—especially the French NationalFront—should study the SVP’s cam-paigns over the past several years. Theyhave become the largest Swiss party be-cause they do not back down or giveground in the face of leftist criticism. Idoubt very much that in a future cam-paign Christoph Blocher will be replac-ing his white sheep with North Africanimmigrants in pink underwear in orderto “soften” the party’s image.Kent Lodge, Laramie, Wyo.Sir — I liked Mr. Taylor’s survey of the research on “diversity” in the twoprevious issues. Of course, like mostsocial science, the findings are obvious.It is interesting to know that the amyg-dala lights up when blacks appear, butanyone who has wandered into thewrong part of town knows
something
ishappening in the brain. If scientists aresurprised by their findings, it is onlybecause they have been bamboozled bytrendy myths.Whites seem to have an insatiablecraving to believe things that are obvi-ously untrue, and the diversity-is-a-strength story is perhaps the most obvi-ously untrue. That men and women havethe same inclinations and abilities comesa close second, and that people of allraces are interchangeable, would be anonly slightly more distant third. The listgoes on: There is nothing wrong withhomosexuals, people are poor becausesociety failed them, every child can bean A student, etc.All these obviously nutty ideas havetwo things in common: Only whitepeople fall for them, and they are partof what we call liberalism. Robert Frostonce defined a liberal as someone whocan’t take his own side in an argument. Iwould add—not as cleverly, I’m afraid—that a liberal must be capable of believ-ing things that are patently false.Tom Takahara, San Diego, Calif.
 
American Renaissance - 3 - January 2008
American Renaissance is published monthly by theNew Century Foundation. NCF is governed by section501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; contributionsto it are tax deductible.Subscriptions to American Renaissance are $28.00 per year. First-class postage isan additional $8.00. Subscriptions to Canada (first class) are $40.00. Subscriptionsoutside Canada and the U.S. (air mail) are $40.00. Back issues are $3.00 each. Foreignsubscribers should send U.S. dollars or equivalent in convertible bank notes.Please make checks payable to: American Renaissance, P.O. Box 527, Oakton, VA22124. ISSN No. 1086-9905, Telephone: (703) 716-0900, Facsimile: (703) 716-0932,Web Page Address: www.AmRen.com
Continued from page 1
American Renaissance
Jared Taylor, EditorStephen Webster, Assistant EditorRonald N. Neff, Web Site Editor
social problems, of course, were notsolved.” (T. R. Fehrenbach,
This Kind of War 
, p. 359.)The Vietnam War was the low pointfor military race relations, and by 1971there was conflict wherever soldierswere stationed. Robert Heinl, Jr. de-scribed the crisis in an article called“Collapse of the Armed Forces” in theJune 7, 1971 issue of 
 Armed Forces Journal
:“Racial conflicts (most but not allsparked by young black enlisted men)are erupting murderously in all services.At a recent high commanders’ confer-ence, General Westmoreland and othersenior generals heard the report fromGermany that in many units white sol-diers are now afraid to enter barracksalone at night for fear of ‘head-hunting’ambushes by blacks. In the quoted wordsof one soldier on duty in West Germany,‘I’m much more afraid of gettingmugged on the post than I am of gettingattacked by the Russians.’“Other reports tell of jail-delivery at-tacks on Army stockades and militarypolice to release black prisoners, and of officers being struck in public by black soldiers. Augsburg, Krailsheim, andHohenfels are said to be rife with racialtrouble. Hohenfels was the scene of aracial fragging last year—one of the fewso far recorded outside Vietnam. In Ulm,last fall, a white noncommissioned of-ficer killed a black soldier who was hold-ing a loaded .45 on two unarmed whiteofficers.“Elsewhere, according to
Fortune
magazine, junior officers are now beingattacked at night when inspecting bar-racks containing numbers of black sol-diers. Kelley Hill, a Ft. Benning, Ga.,barracks area, has been the scene of re-peated nighttime assaults on white sol-diers. One such soldier bitterly re-marked, ‘Kelley Hill may belong to thecommander in the daytime but it belongsto the blacks after dark.’“Even the cloistered quarters of WACs have been hit by racial hair-pull-ing. In one West Coast WAC detachmentthis year, black women on duty ascharge-o-quarters took advantage of their trust to vandalize unlocked roomsoccupied by white WACS. On this ram-page, they destroyed clothing, emptieddrawers, and overturned furniture of their white sisters. . . .“As early as July 1969 the Marines(who had previously enjoyed a highlypraised record on race) made headlinesat Camp Lejeune, N.C., when a massaffray launched by 30-50 black Marinesended fatally with a white corporal’sskull smashed in and 145 other whiteMarines in the sick bay. That same year,at Newport, R.I., naval station, blackskilled a white petty officer, while inMarch 1971 the National Naval Medi-cal Center in Bethesda, Md., outsideWashington, was beset by racial fight-ing so severe that the base enlisted men’sclub had to be closed.”Today, tensions are not nearly so bad.An all-volunteer army with standardsthat weed out the worst offenders is nolonger the battleground it once was, butby the late 1990s black and Hispanicgangs were a serious problem. InKilleen, Texas, (outside Fort Hood) mili-tary gang members were a danger to ci-vilians. The Army made a thorough ef-fort to stamp out gangs, but the Depart-ment of Justice’s National Gang Intelli-gence Center released a 2007 report cov-ering nearly all the notorious non-whitestreet gangs:“[They] have been documented on
Segregated artillery unit during the Second Wold War.

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