Skip to comments.Defense Sec Proposed Cutting Army
Posted on 02/24/2014 5:11:07 AM PST by RetiredArmy
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“This 9% budget shortfall is significant.”
Requested. Not required. Do you always give someone everything they request? Didn’t think so.
“Research and Development (R&D) ensures the US possesses a qualitative edge in technology”
Yes, it does, and the budget they are to be given does not preclude R&D. It is still expected.
Our budget will never be cut with liberals always crying out for more: More education dollars, more defense dollars, more everything dollars.
As it relates to the USA being a global bully? I don’t believe we are. Do you?
That would actually be a good idea, which means it will never happen.
Well, it will just be 40 deployments per 4 years...yeesh.
They'll be all tied up .... getting backstrapped by Obama's Man's Country pals.
That's the Mahan Doctrine, formulated by Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan back in McKinley's and Roosevelt's administrations.
McKinley was the last of a long line of U.S. presidents who'd served in uniform in the Civil War, almost all of whom, McKinley included, had seen the devastation worked on the South by having a major war fought on its territory.
The Mahan Doctrine states simply that the United States will endeavor to fight its wars offshore or overseas, so that no major campaign ever again will be fought on U.S. soil.
The Marine Corps, if need be reinforced by the Army, is the mailed fist that rides the long arm of the Fleet, to make the safety of the People of the United States a law unto our enemies. Got it?
These people make me want to vomit! Notice the obligatory photo op Hagel got with the - of course- female officer? They are destroying us every damned day! Horrifying what is going on. This presidency is just a nightmare. I really despise most Americans today.
Gotta admit that the larger the Army is the more tempting it is to get into protracted occupations. It’s obvious we would have had to occupy Iraq forever. Same goes for Afghanistan.
IMHO you appear short sided in your thinking. Protecting our country is one thing, our interests are another, as are our allies.
One example of protecting interests would be the US Navy which keeps shipping lanes open around the world.
China & Iran are two clear & present dangers. Speaking softly is fine as long as there's a big stick to back it up.
My idea of saving money would entail abolishing the TSA.
You sure quack like a collectivist. Us & we? You also channel Alinsky in you personal attacks on those who disagree with your 'collective' opinion.
PARANOIA is the TSA groping US Citizens. Fascism is the GOV that promotes such groping. Our military is NOT fascist.
Do you think if the Chinese launched an attack they would allow us to build armaments and create weapons factories while at war?
How is cutting back the military stating that we would no longer keep shipping lanes open? Again, Chicken Little’s claiming any cuts to the military would have such effects.
“Our military is NOT fascist. “
No one claimed our military was fascist. Reading comprehension is obviously a weak point with people that claim any cuts to the military means the sky will fall. Go back and read how the word ‘fascist’ was used.
Who said cuts in the military means we can no longer defend against nuclear subs or ICBM? Again, more Chicken Little “The sky is falling!” when it comes to defense cuts.
Liberals don’t want their pet spending cut and neither do you, so how are you two any different when it comes to spending?
“PARANOIA is the TSA groping US Citizens. Fascism is the GOV that promotes such groping. Our military is NOT fascist. “
P.S. Any government willing to create the TSA is willing to use that standing army against you in other ways.
” the United States will endeavor to fight its wars offshore or overseas, so that no major campaign ever again will be fought on U.S. soil.”
You’re the one that doesn’t get it. No base or outpost can survive the onslaught of such forces as we faced with the Soviet Union. None. They were sacrificial. So, your viewpoint on this is moot.
Second, what happens when all your troops are overseas and then slaughtered leaving none at home? Such Mahan Doctrines are great when you wrote such a thing during a time when mass transit using aircraft wasn’t invented yet, not to mention nuclear weapons that can be delivered in mere minutes.
This isn’t 1900 anymore.
I guess this is what Obama was meaning when he told the Russian guy to wait till after the election and he had more flexibility. Yup, flexibility to cut the forced down to nothing to allow us to get over run. He will move to Iran or some muzzie nation because they will take him in.
Toad -— would rather be perceived as paraoid than GROSSLY IGNORANT!
You are gravely short sighted. Go back and read the findings from the 9-11 commission on military readiness. Go read about the fantastic work our military has performed worldwide in humanitarian efforts. But never let your guard down before evil terrorists. Your posts disclose how uninformed you are about what our military has been doing for 60 years in foreign countries. Do you really think they are marching around with their machine guns? Dufus!
Have you ever heard of the National Guard? well, go read up and realize everything you have been blabbing about is meaningless.
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