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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I don’t see a problem. Pull the guys back to the US territory. Refuse to engage in any conflict that doesn’t directly affect us. And just tell the media we don’t humanitarian missions.
It is on Drudge as well.
Not surprised. The surrender admin wants to build up its civilian corps.
By “doesn’t directly affect us”, do you mean unless we are attacked on U.S. soil?
America has been strong because our military was strong. Obama doesn’t want a strong America. Sure, they can make spending cuts but not in benefits to our men and women in uniform. Why not just cut Obama’s vacations? That would be a good start.
I have no problem with pulling some of our military out of its overseas commitments but nothing this leftwing nut bar does with our military is going to be good.
Hagel is a disgusting Obama Butt-wiper.
He and Obama will have a place in history for gutting the military and screwing veterans.
We always hear from democrats and RINOs that there isn’t enough money for our own military.
But not once do we hear that there isn’t enough money to expand welfare, food stamps, free medical for illegals or money for Obama and Kerry to hand out a billion dollars here and a billion dollars there to foreigners.
> I dont see a problem. Pull the guys back to the US territory. Refuse to engage in any conflict that doesnt directly affect us. And just tell the media we dont humanitarian missions.
I think that alone would cut a lot of costs in itself. Thw world hates us so much except when it comes to that humanitarian aid. Then they love us. Now that they’ve gotten so used to it, they’ll act like a spoiled brat and scream if we don’t help. We did it to ourselves.
Rand Paul voted to confirm him.
No worries. I'm sure everything will end up just dandy.
It’s a huge problem. ‘If you want peace, prepare for war’. Obama is the anti-Reagan now revealing himself after getting reelected.
It is time to cut our defense secretary
USA to participate in KHagel exercises
Gotta pay for them social programs.
America doesn’t need to ‘be strong’ for the world, it needs to be strong for the Citizens of the U.S. That does not entail throwing our men/women into every damn conflict on the planet with some damn goofy RoE so that the fight can never be won.
Military does not ‘win hearts and minds’, it does not fight emotion (’War on Terror’); it is used to defend and, if needed, WIN the fights/battles and WIN peace. But should never be used on the weakest of pretense to shove the Federal leviathans nose into every country on the planet.
I’ll post the question, as I’m ignorant of the answer: In what post-conflict(s) has the U.S. pulled entirely from the region?
I dont see a problem. Pull the guys back to the US territory. Put the military on the southern border, give them ammo and shoot anyone trying to cross the border illegally.
>> that will leave it capable of waging war, but unable to carry out protracted occupations of foreign territory, as in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Good! We’re great at waging war and we suck at being occupiers. It’s not the military that sucks at it, it’s the American people who are afraid to call for what is necessary to occupy hostile territory. Bring the troops home. Drill for oil here. Muzzies and ex-commies don’t want our brand of freedom anyway. They know that if they start moving that direction, then we’ll give them money and free stuff.
No, they will have a place in history for getting us killed. That’s the natural progression of what they are doing.
I agree, and what you’re saying would make tons of sense, but be prepared to be attacked for saying it. Even some so-called small government conservatives think we should police the world.
Great, then all future wars will be fought on U. S. soil. Wow, why didn’t I think of that?