the thing they are not mentioning is that in order to get to all these force reduction levels they will be dumping vast numbers of combat experienced NCO’s , whose grade makes them more costly to maintain , and they will instead fill the ranks with as many low pay new troops as they can find , leaving their leadership to the most politically accommodating O administration sycophants that still wish to remain in the down-sized Mil . The loss of these combat experienced NCO’s will be one of the most devastating factors of all this . They have seen it coming for awhile not and here it is . Will we all put up with this ?
You can see where this is going. Higher ranked officers toting the ideological line along with affirmative action middle management and a bunch of lower rank low information enlisted personnel.
In other words, a military that will not hesitate to kill fellow Americans. Add drones.
It’s getting scary.
They will all be competing for jobs, too, when they’re getting harder and harder to find. Meanwhile, a weakened US military should make the Chinese very happy.