Fox News host Pete Hegseth’s book about ‘woke’ military tops New York Times bestseller list

Fox News host Pete Hegseth’s new book rocketed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list this week, much to the angst of the radical Left.

Hegseth’s book, The War on Warriors: Behind the Betrayal of the Men Who Keep Us Free, highlights the concerns a patriot and a veteran who was awarded two Bronze Stars has about a ‘woke’ military.

The book has reportedly sold more than 60,000 copies in its first week. Not only did Hegseth’s offering top the list of best-selling non-fiction books, but he outsold people like Erik Larson and Bill Maher.

The book description reads: “Pete Hegseth joined the Army to fight extremists. Then that same Army called him one. The military Pete joined twenty years ago was fiercely focused on lethality, competency, and color blindness. Today our brass are following the rest of our country off the cliff of cultural chaos and weakness.”

He talks about being told to “stand down” as a National Guardsman while defending President Biden’s inauguration because of the Jerusalem Cross tattooed on his chest.

“So I had orders like everybody else, like everyone, to go defend the inauguration of Joe Biden … and I was ready to go,” Hegseth said.

After some digging, the Fox News host and Trump supporter was told that he was “identified as a domestic extremist or a white nationalist, because of a tattoo you have on your chest.”

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

I joined the Army in 2001 because I wanted to serve my country. Extremists attacked us on 9/11, and we went to war. I became an infantry officer in 2003. I guarded terrorists at Guantanamo Bay in 2004. I led men in combat in Iraq in 2005. I pulled bodies out of burning vehicles in Afghanistan in 2012. I held a riot shield outside the White House in 2020.

And, in 2021, I was deemed an “extremist” by that very same Army.

Yes, you read that right.

Twenty years . . . and the military I loved, I fought for, I revered . . . spit me out. While writing this book, I separated from an Army that didn’t want me anymore. The feeling was mutual—I didn’t want this Army anymore either.

“Publishing this book has been a moving experience from start to finish. I am honored and humbled that The War on Warriors has resonated with so many people; most especially with actively serving troops, veterans, and military families. This book is for them, and for our country,” Hegseth said in a statement. “A great nation needs a great military, and I hope this book plays a role in restoring the military to its core function: deterring, fighting, and winning our wars.”

Hegseth was in the Army ROTC program at Princeton and in 2003 served at Guantanamo Bay as a second lieutenant with the New Jersey Army National Guard. In 2005, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, as a first lieutenant with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. He served as an infantry platoon leader and briefly as a civil-military operations officer.

He returned to active duty in 2012 as a captain, deploying to Afghanistan with the Minnesota Army National Guard as a senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul. In addition to being awarded two Bronze Stars, Hegseth was awarded a Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

Tom Tillison


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