Skip to comments.Defense Sec Proposed Cutting Army
Posted on 02/24/2014 5:11:07 AM PST by RetiredArmy
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will reportedly propose a Pentagon budget that will shrink the U.S. Army to its smallest number since 1940 and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets.
The New York Times reported late Sunday that Hagel's proposal, which will be released to lawmakers and the public on Monday, will call for a reduction in size of the military that will leave it capable of waging war, but unable to carry out protracted occupations of foreign territory, as in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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For decades I have been a proponent of drawing down our troop strength in Germany, the Philippines , and Korea. But not for down sizing the military. Billy Jeff did that and it did not serve us well
Just out of curiosity, who do you think should police the world? China? Russia? Iran?
Please let me know. I’d like brush up on the specific language in preparation.
I do not agree with this policy concurrent with a reduction in
strategic arms. Having neither guarantees no deterrance.
Obama is the anti-Reagan now revealing himself after getting reelected.
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There really aren’t a whole lot of ways to interpret
‘Cool it Vlad, when I get reelected I will have more flexibility’.
That alone should have raised more eyebrows than the ‘this will be the most transparent administration in the history of the World’ - then shove a terrible act/bill/BS up where the sun don’t shine with a ‘head lacky’ stating ‘Pass the bill then you can read it’.
The amazing thing is that a definitely unqualified (??) person was elected, but we can use many excuses for that..
THE TRULY AMAZING THING
Was that he got reelected after not delivering in the first term, but he did spend 4 years campaigning and give aways, and with the help of the RNC and karl rove, strolled in for a 2nd term.
We should give him and Obama the same assurances they gave us: "If you like your current SECDEF and CINC, you can keep your SECDEF and SINC, period."
No one. Certainly not us. Until the fights come to us, we stay out of them. We should avoid entangling alliances.
I’m disgusted by the Fing load of idiots on here who think we can win a war with a further weakened army designed to be weak by communists. Yeah Obama and Hagel will cut everything and withdraw from everywhere but they’ll be “defending the homeland”.
Wake the hell up. The “hhomeland” will be a socialist hell hole and disastrous wars will be inevitable.
“America has been strong because our military was strong”
Ummmm, no. That is fascism defined.
We are strong because of our individual abilities and our collective ability to put those talents and resources to use if need be. We cannot, and never should, define our strength as our military. Our strength is ourselves and our resources.
We were “weak” by your standards prior to WWII but we were actually strong because we could assemble to fight and we did.
Anytime a nation defines herself by her military she is a fascist state.
They want the U. S. to be neutered. They see it as evil, the cause of all the world’s problems. This is a leftists dream come true, destroying the world’s protector.
Like it or not, some nation is going to fill this void. Either we do it, or another nation will do it. China wants the job very bad.
The ‘ignorance is bliss’ brigade thinks it’s ushering in peace. You get the idiot sticks in the Libertarian ranks to buy in as well. They haven’t a freakin clue.
Totally agree. ‘National building’ is a dangerous sport and not something in our Constitution. It is taxation without representation as we are being taxed to represent some other country.
Put the military on the southern border, give them ammo and shoot anyone trying to cross the border illegally.
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What would you do with them after the 2nd week(takes a while for the ‘word’ to get out) and the Mexican Govt would use it as a propaganda piece and a means to ‘thin the herd’.
Much like the speed and red light cameras.
Once the motoring public gets a few tickets they start ‘obeying’ the posted speed limits etc...
Of course the reason they were put up was to ‘deter and discourage motorists’. BUT once they start obeying the law and all this equipment is just hanging around not generating any income and the contractor suing because he isn’t making the money they projected and were ‘promised’.
CodeToad off my list...
If your military isn't superior, what happens CodeToad?
Just curios if you can figure that one out on your own.
“If you want peace, prepare for war”
Our second amendment plus the fact that the constitution calls for a Navy says no one is going to attack us. We are prepared, but we don’t need to be prepared to fight everyone else’s battles too while running this country’s finances into the ground.
Once again, another self proclaiming patriot that can’t wait until all future wars are fought on our soil.
Was WWII fought on US soil? No. Were we prepared with a massive army and navy prior to WWII? No. So, what’s your point? That we need a massive military?
Our strength is our ability to produce at the time of need. No one is calling for no military, just not a military that is used to fight everyone else’s battles.
No one said we won’t have a superior military. Please show where someone said that. You can’t, so let’s not waste our time with your lies.
So, you are a fascist in that you believe a country’s strength should be defined by her military ant not defined by her people and her resources. Got it. 1984 for you, right? “We were always at war with...”
Exactly who are you expecting to fight as to maintain a trillion dollar military? Name the enemy that intends to or even could invade the US. Name it. The ragheads we are currently fighting? They’ve got massive navies to invade the US?
“Once again, another self proclaiming patriot that cant wait until all future wars are fought on our soil.”
Your comments about that are a non sequitur. Reducing our military to that needed to protect our country does not mean that any war must be fought on our soil. Where did you get that from? What is the converse, that we have our military all over the world? That we have global dominance and bully every other nation to allow in our military?
If you are that paranoid about an attack from an army you cannot name then you should just go live in a cave and hide.