This is full of hyperbole, just utter nonsense.
Just ask the flies buzzing around him and the mice that flee from a sinking ship.
The new Army: This is your weapon, this is your gun, one is for fighting the other, your mate’s bum
The US actually has a military need, but not for world class soldiers and equipment, which we already have.
What we need is a low end light infantry, to do duties like peacekeeping and disaster relief. They would be supported by, and have their transportation provided by, the US military. It is just too expensive to use our regular personnel for “minimum wage, long term” missions.
A billion dollars a month, when you only need to spend 10 million, is just not cost effective. Likewise, it lowers the combat readiness of our military, which is dangerously expensive. You do not use highly trained professionals to do guard duty for three years, as we are doing today.
Importantly, this is a military type unit, if not organic to the US military, so certain rules would apply.
The first of these is that would be a uniformed paramilitary, who could not be legally quartered in the US or allowed to travel here as such. This eliminates the very real risk of a posse comitatus violation, a corrupt government trying to use them against the people.
They would be led by regular officers and senior NCOs from the US military. However, being offshore, they could recruit both US citizens and non-US citizens, willing to work for room, board, medical and dental, and a wage.
Likewise they would be under private contract with the US government, so if they were ordered to do something wrong or disastrous, they could refuse.
In any event, they would only be equipped with some small arms, not for serious combat, but just for a little self defense if needed. They would only enter foreign countries with bilateral agreements not to prosecute or extradite to the ICC those under US auspices.
The cost savings of doing this for a few missions might add up to enough money to buy an aircraft carrier, or at least retain an awful lot of soldiers who would otherwise be booted out.
It isn’t really the army, it’s the hall monitors of the United Nations, the State Department, NATO and every liberal group on the planet.
Clausewitz wrote that the way to win wars was by eliminating “friction” in your army. It would make sense that the reverse is true. If you want to lose wars, increase the “friction” in your army. It is also “fair” that women should now be required to register for the draft. All women should be required to register as a show of solidarity and a commitment to defend their country. Too many women have been sitting on the sidelines on this. If women want to show their love of country by serving in the Infantry, then let’s let the whole gender prove it. No exemptions for pregnancy or children. You want to serve your country, then serve your country. Be a bigger target when you’re pregnant. Turn your children out on the streets to show your patriotism. Be real Soldiers.....real American Infantry Soldiers. They are behind the curve. The draft should be immediately reinstated with all women called up to serve in Infantry units. This will make them equal in a faster manner. Failure to do this means that a few women are just complaining and not addressing the issue.
“Used to sit and watch TV, now I’m in the Infantry!”
“Used to drink my nice latte, now I’m walking all the way!”
“Used to have my hair done nice, now I’m sleeping in the ice!”
“Used to drive the girls to ballet, now I’m walking all the way!”
Have it all ladies, you’re welcome to it.
“To do all this our military has to become less American and more European, less imperial and more multilateral, an international consensus building exercise with bullets that aren’t meant to be fired.”
They seem to ordering an awful lot of bullets that “aren’t meant to be fired”, for some reason
At whom are the guns going to be pointed?
“These are not the wars of a warrior culture, but of the police patrols in the more dangerous parts of Detroit, Miami or Chicago.”
Ah, ok, it all makes sense now!