“just do it....the military is just as bloated as the rest of the federal govt....”
No doubt the military is bloated. However, this is NOT getting rid of bloat...it is curtailing training to maintain military readiness. A military that does not train is a military unable to do its job when necessary.
I AM NOT advocating caving in to Obama to save military readiness. However, we need not be naive about what some of this process will produce...a military weak and leaving us vulnerable to attack.
“I AM NOT advocating caving in to Obama to save military readiness. However, we need not be naive about what some of this process will produce...a military weak and leaving us vulnerable to attack.”
I know that my response will grate with you and many reading it, but I think our military [so long as it remains under Obama’s control] should indeed be cut.
Considering how the Obamunnists are trying (and succeeding) in politicizing the armed forces and using them to further their agenda, perhaps the best thing we can do is to give him (and the ‘rat communists) as little to work with as possible. The left would turn the forces at their disposal upon us, if they could.
Time and time again here on FR, I’ve heard the phrase used “starve the beast”. Right now the United States military has been transmogrified into an agent of that beast.
Once Obama is gone, it will be time for a “restoration” of the military to its traditional role. Then we should support it and rebuild it, as did Reagan in his time.
But ‘til then, starve the beast.
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Come on, this reminds me of my state cutting back DMV hours when it had a ‘budget crisis’ instead of cutting the superfluous ‘bloat’ in it’s budget.
It worked for my state: they got the tax increase they wanted. I’m suspicious that the Air Force brass is hoping the same strategy will work for them.
Attack from whom? Even defunded, no military on Earth is a match for ours. Terrorists? What good did our aircraft carriers and stealth bombers do on the morning of 9/11?