Skip to comments.U.S. national security headed for 'train wreck'
Posted on 08/05/2010 3:15:50 AM PDT by Man50D
An independent panel has warned that U.S. national security is headed for a "train wreck" if decisive action isn't taken to increase the size of the Navy, improve training of U.S. military personnel and replace aging equipment used by the military services, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.
In a review of the Department of Defense's Quadrennial Defense Review process, the panel headed by former Defense Secretary William Perry under the Clinton administration and former National Security adviser Stephen Hadley under the Bush administration warned that the United States will be unable to meet its international commitments unless it modernizes its armed forces.
In addition, current force structure will be unable to respond to a homeland catastrophe that could occur during a period of ongoing contingency operations abroad, the panel said, claiming that military forces for homeland defense are deficient.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
He told me that if 9/11 hadn't happened, her case would have been the biggest intelligence story of the decade.
She had been leaking intel to every one of our enemies since 1985 and she also was in charge of misguided intel reports to William Perry when he worked for Clinton. He must have been very surprised at her arrest, too, lulling him into a false sense of security then... in the late 1990’s.
Glad they are at least trying to face facts now. Duck n’ cover.
If it’s any consolation, the Russian Army can’t even put out a forest fire.
Obama’s plan to seriously hurt the US Military is going well.
After November we can seriously start talks about impeachement of both the traitors in the White House and the traitors in the press. We need to talk about capital punishment for some of the members of Congress and the Senate.
I’d want to see who was on this panel. Lockmart execs?
The “train wreck” is exactly what the leftists want. We are heading for it because Clinton and Obama want us there. There are no unintended consequences in politics. Everything that happens in politics is foreseen and intended.
We are in deep doodoo.
Bump for later
CHRON.com - HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Austin, Texas - "PERRY INVITES OBAMA TO TOUR THE BORDER WITH HIM" by R.G. Ratcliffe, Austin Bureau (SNIPPET: "Gov. Rick Perry's meeting at the Austin airport with President Barack Obama on border security lasted a mere 34 seconds, and Perry had to hand a letter on the issue to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett because Obama declined to personally accept it. That did not dissuade the governor from inviting Obama to come back to Texas and tour the border with him to get a first hand look at what Perry describes as the threat from Mexican drug cartels.") (August 9, 2010, 3:57 pm) (Read More...)
FOX NEWS.com (AP): Berlin - "MOSQUE USED BY 9/11 ATTACKERS SHUT DOWN" (SNIPPET: "A Hamburg mosque once frequented by some of the Sept. 11 attackers was shut down Monday because German authorities believe the prayer house was again being used as a meeting point for Islamic radicals.") (August 9, 2010) (Read More...)
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ICE.gov - News Release: Washington, D.C. - "ICE REMOVES MAN AFTER INVESTIGATING A TERRORISTIC THREAT ON METRO IN JANUARY" (SNIPPET: "A Panama man convicted of murder in his native country..." SNIPPET: "Juan Alberto Barrera-Candelaria, 36, illegally entered the United States..." SNIPPET: "...an anonymous tip that Barrera was planning to attack an occupied Metro train with a rocket launcher. Additional interviews and searches were conducted and ultimately no evidence was found that Barrera was preparing an attack of any type.") (August 6, 2010) (Read More...)
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OSAC.gov - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: Mauritania - "Warden Message: MAURITANIA POTENTIAL AQIM ACTIVITY, CAUTION URGED" (SNIPPET: "According to press reporting, on July 22, Mauritanian security forces conducted a raid against an Al-Qaida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) camp in northern Mali. France has confirmed that it provided some technical assistance. As a result of perceived Western involvement in the raid, it is possible that AQIM will attempt retaliatory attacks against Western targets of opportunity.") (July 23, 2010) (Read More...)
Travel.State.Gov - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs - Travel Warning: "UZBEKISTAN" (SNIPPET: "The U.S. government continues to receive information that indicates terrorist groups may be planning attacks, possibly against U.S. interests, in Uzbekistan. Supporters of terrorist groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Al-Qaida, the Islamic Jihad Union, and the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement are active in the Central Asian region.") (July 22, 2010) (Read More...)
DAILY MAIL NEWS.com: Islamabad - "U.S. DELIVERS FIRST BATCH OF AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES" by Shakeel Ahmed (SNIPPET: "Importantly, this is the first time PAF has inducted BVR missiles which will strengthen its Air Defence capability manifold.") (July 27, 2010) (Read More...)
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Travel.State.Gov - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs - Travel Warning: "PAKISTAN" (SNIPPET: "The presence of Al-Qaida, Taliban elements, and indigenous militant sectarian groups poses a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan...") (July 22, 2010) (Read More...)
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JIHAD WATCH.org (ABC NEWS): "34 U.S. CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS CHARGED WITH TIES TO INTERNATIONAL JIHADISTS IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS" (SNIPPET: "A recently disclosed FBI Directorate of Intelligence document from July 2009 estimated that there were as many as 15,000 websites and web forums that were supportive of terrorist activities. Yet, officials say the number of websites is constantly changing since many of the sites and forums are not maintained, with current estimates indicating as many as 10,000 active sites. The FBI analysis noted that about 80 percent of those sites existed on U.S.-based computer servers.") (July 22, 2010) (Read More...)
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HOEKSTRA.house.gov: Washington - "AL QAEDA GOES VIRAL" by Peter Hoekstra (SNIPPET: "Mr. Hoekstra, a Republican from Michigan, is the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.") (July 16, 2010) (Read More...)
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FBI.gov - WANTED BY THE FBI: "BAJRAM ASLLANI" (SNIPPET: "Aliases: Ebu Hatab, Bajram Aslani, Bajram Asslani Var Aslani, Bajram Asslani, Aslani Bajram, Bajram Aslami, Bajram Aslanni, Bajram Hajriz Asllani, Bayram Aslani" SNIPPET: "CAUTION Bajram Asllani is an alleged co-conspirator with a group of 8 individuals in the United States who were allegedly co-conspiring to engage in violent jihad, or holy war, and to raise money for mujihadeen, or warriors engaged in violent jihad. Seven of the 8 individuals involved in the conspiracy with Asllani were arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina, in July of 2009.") (Read More...)
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