Trump's Space Force Commander Thinks Marxists Are Taking Over the Military
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Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was dismissed on Friday for comments he made on a podcast.
On the left, Gen. Jay Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, points to the newly designed rank insignia of the US Space Force. (Photo by Samuel Corum-Pool/Getty Images) On the right, U.S. President Donald Trump holds up the signed 2020 Armed Forces Day Proclamation during a presentation of the official flag of the U.S. Space Force in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 15, 2020. (Photo by Samuel Corum-Pool/Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A commander in the U.S. Space Force has lost his job after going on a media tour slamming his superiors and writing a book that claims the military has come under the influence of a "neo-Marxist agenda," a totally real thing that is definitely happening. Advertisement Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was the commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado, which is tasked with detecting ballistic missiles. Earlier this month he self-published a book called "Irresistible Revolution: Marxism's Goal of Conquest and the Unmasking of the American Military." While promoting it, Lohmeier was openly critical of diversity and inclusion efforts led by Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin, who earlier this year became the first Black Pentagon chief. "I don't demonize [Austin], but I want to make it clear to both him and every service member that if we pursue this agenda, it will divide us, it will not unify us," Lohmeier said in a recent podcast interview with conservative commentator L. Todd Wood, according to Military.com. It was also during this interview where…