Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonVeteran PAC slams Tucker Carlson for comments on female service membersOvernight Defense: Tucker Carlson comments cause military rage | Capitol guard duty questioned | Vet who served in Marine One unit charged in insurrectionDuckworth slams Tucker Carlson over remarks on women in the militaryMORE fired back at the Pentagon after a slate of military leaders berated him for comments he made about Defense Department changes meant to attract more female recruits.

Carlson, who had bashed the changes, rebuked the woke generals for their criticism and said he and his supporters were not rattled. 

We were almost rattled. Then we realized if the woke generals treat us like theyve treated the Taliban, well be fine. Twenty years later, the Taliban are still here. Maybe we ought to promise the Pentagon that well get rid of traditional gender roles on this show. Change the pronouns, defeat the patriarchy, and all that, Carlson said on his program Friday night. 

The response marks the latest salvo in a back-and-forth between Carlson and the Pentagon. The conservative host on Monday railed against President BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Nation rallies for Biden on his COVID-19 responseDemocrats debate fast-track for infrastructure packageJapanese prime minister expected to be Biden’s first foreign visit at White HouseMOREs promotions of two female generals and remarks touting new efforts to improve conditions for women in the military, including work to design maternity flight suits and updating grooming standards to allow for a wider range of hairstyles.

“So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. military, Carlson said.

While Chinas military becomes more masculine as it has assembled the worlds largest navy, our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine, whatever feminine means anymore, he continued. 

Military leaders fired back later in the week, voicing their support for women in the armed forces.

Women lead our most lethal units with character, tweeted Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston, the services top enlisted leader. They will dominate ANY future battlefield were called to fight on. @TuckerCarlsons words are divisive, dont reflect our values. We have THE MOST professional, educated, agile, and strongest [noncommissioned officer] Corps in the world.

I would hope that in the reaction hes seeing, and hopefully in our reaction here today, that hell realize the mistake he made and express some regret about the manner in which he essentially demeaned the entire U.S. military, and how we defend and how we serve this country, added Pentagon press secretary John Kirby, who relayed Defense Secretary Lloyd AustinLloyd AustinJapanese prime minister expected to be Biden’s first foreign visit at White HouseOvernight Defense: Tucker Carlson comments cause military rage | Capitol guard duty questioned | Vet who served in Marine One unit charged in insurrectionHouse Armed Services leaders: Level of security at Capitol ‘not warranted at this time’MOREs revulsion at Carlsons remarks.