"This policy forces the military to deflect valuable resources better spent on improving the readiness of the force to focus on the mental and emotional well-being of anyone who wishes to serve," Mr. Maginnis said. "This is a very dangerous path to pursue for the armed forces and America."
"ISIS is a resilient organization that studies its enemy and adjusts its approach accordingly," he said in a memo prepared last week for The Washington Times. "We may eventually retake much of the territory ISIS now controls in Syria and Iraq but that's too late. It has already claimed a foothold in 23 countries which establishes itself as an expansive caliphate that will take decades to defeat if at all."