Skip to comments.Honey, I Shrank The Army; On Brink Of A Hollow Force
Posted on 01/24/2013 5:02:47 PM PST by Nachum
Defense: As sequestration looms and an advocate of military budget cuts prepares to be confirmed as Secretary of Defense, the Army reports that it will have to cut base operations by almost a third, jeopardizing its missions.
'The readiness of our Armed Forces is at a tipping point," Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey wrote to Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a Jan. 14 letter also signed by the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.
The letter was written as the Pentagon braces for a looming $52 billion shortfall this fiscal year if Congress and the White House do not reach a deal by March 1 to avoid across-the-board cuts under sequestration rules mandated by the Budget Control Act and by the failure of the Obama administration to restrain its reckless nondefense spending.
In the letter, Dempsey further warned that "we are on the brink of creating a hollow force," because under the current budget conditions and legislation, the Pentagon could be ordered to keep a number of troops it can't sustain.
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Obama is now a lame duck. He doesn’t give a rip if his actions might damage Dims. Expect a lot of bad, bad stuff the next four years.
who is Obama going to use to shoot us extreme people that believe in the constitution if he gets rid of all these army people.
Oh, they are training their "internal security force" for that right now.
Carl Levin is too much of a Democratic leftist dumbass to know what is going on.
In 1975, he helped host a KGB delegation from their front, the World Peace Council. There is a photo of it in one of the WPC’s own booklets on the trip. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich) was also a host for them because he’s a red and has been an active WPC supporter since the 1970’s.
In fact, the Detroit City Council, led by then Council Chairman Carl Levin, including two hardcore Communist Party USA supporters (Erma Henderson and Maryann Mahaffey), turned out to greet them and literally give them the key to the city.
Levin’s brother Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich) is another birdbrain from Michigan.
Now you know why we are in such trouble.
So we’re going to make 80,000 soldiers unemployed, then use their salaries to provide benefits to the unemployed.
“Oh, they are training their “internal security force” for that right now.”
Nothing to be worried about. Sen. Feinstein will be in charging of selecting their weaponry, no scary looking rifles, 1 round magazines, and the ammunition must meet all EPA requirements. Their internal security forces must also meet all diversity requirements including proportional representation of all races, genders, sexual orientation, and abilities. They will be fully equipped with only the finest wind powered communications your money can buy and all their transportation will be solar powered.
So of course, women in combat is the most important item on the Army agenda.
Oh sure, Washington is not going to get burned again, the British have problems of their own. They will get reelected and will continue to stuff money in their pockets, they care about nothing else.
Ya gotta remember, he only needs enough army to shoot/subdue unarmed Americans.
“Ya gotta remember, he only needs enough army to shoot/subdue unarmed Americans.”
Only an idiot intends to be unarmed during this time.
how much of that $52 billion is pensions?....if only we had corrected this decades ago, we wouldn’t have to face the fact that retirement benefits are eating up the defense budget...
Obamalateral disarmament ping