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Relieved of command, Space Force officer's book about Marxism in U.S. military tops Amazon list

According to a statement, the officer was relieved of command due to comments he made on a podcast.

Published: May 17, 2021 7:12pm

Updated: May 17, 2021 9:56pm

A book authored by a U.S. Space Force officer reached the pinnacle of Amazon's best sellers list following news that the officer had been relieved of command.

The book by Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier titled, "Irresistible Revolution: Marxism's Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military," reached the top slot on the Amazon list on Sunday evening, according to the Epoch Times. The book remained in first place on the list as of Monday night.

Lohmeier was relieved of command due to comments he made on a podcast: "Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Space Operations Command commander, relieved Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier of command of the 11th Space Warning Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, May 14, due to loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead," the Space Force said in a statement, according to the Washington Examiner. "This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast. Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation (CDI) on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity."

Lohmeier informed Fox News that he still holds his rank but has been reassigned inside the Space Force. "I don’t believe I was being partisan. It is not politically partisan to expose or attack critical race theory or Marxism," Lohmeier told the outlet on Monday.

A description of the book describes it as "a timely and bold contribution from an active-duty Space Force lieutenant colonel who sees the impact of a neo-Marxist agenda at the ground level within our armed forces."

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