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War fighters, not bureaucrats bear the brunt of cuts
Fox News.com ^ | February 24, 2014 | Chris Stirewalt

Posted on 02/24/2014 10:31:58 AM PST by Kaslin

The NYT reports that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will today announce plans to slash the United States Army’s fighting force to its smallest level since before World War II as well as eliminating an entire class of attack aircraft, including the fearsome A-10. Obama officials say that the smaller fighting force reflects budget realities and an end to large-scale foreign wars.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: a10; chrisstirewalt; defensebudget; militarycuts; stirewalt

1 posted on 02/24/2014 10:31:58 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

And bureaucrats determine the cuts....hmmm


2 posted on 02/24/2014 10:35:57 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Kaslin
zero is dangerously traitorous.

No military
No NASA
No economy

3 posted on 02/24/2014 10:36:24 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Kaslin

SecDef Hagel just opened his remarks with thanks to an underling named Hale for creating this budget and wishing him a happy and well deserved retirement which Hale is beginning forthwith.

Translation: the buck stops with a Pentagon retiree.

John Bolton and Ollie North are slamming this budget on Fox right now.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 10:37:54 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: Kaslin; tx_eggman
brunt of cuts

say THAT 3 times real fast...
5 posted on 02/24/2014 10:38:59 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Kaslin

Trying to out-destroy Carter and Clinton on the military.
Now Iran can build a large tank force....


6 posted on 02/24/2014 10:41:57 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Kaslin

“an end to large-scale foreign wars”

Who knew that budget cuts could end these types of wars?

Or perhaps they mean our ability to fight large-scale foreign wars will end.


7 posted on 02/24/2014 10:43:58 AM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Kaslin

“Obama officials say that the smaller fighting force reflects budget realities”

That’s political B.S. because the “budget realities” are from his chosen increases in the government entitlement state.

Second, the DOD needs to moderate any impact on the pay and benefits for soldiers by first drastically cutting the bloated DOD bureaucracy in Washington D.C.


8 posted on 02/24/2014 10:44:57 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Kaslin

Shut down the A10? Pure stupidity. That is one helluva fighting platform for front line support.

Cut the fighting forces and leave the bureaucrats? That is not surprising, coming from this criminal enterprise administration.

Zero is working feverishly to complete his ‘fundamental change’ plans prior to ending his term...if he ends it.

Just sayin’


9 posted on 02/24/2014 10:45:14 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Kaslin

10 posted on 02/24/2014 10:48:00 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: EagleUSA

North Korea emerges with the second-largest uniformed military services in the world.

The National Civilian Defense Force, as envisioned by then-candidate Barack Hussein Obama back in 2008, is well on its way to becoming “as well funded as the military forces”.

Meanwhile, has anybody noticed the increasingly brutal manner in which local police cadres are handling their detainees and street arrests?

Unlike the Defense Department, there are no restrictions like the Posse Comitatus act to preclude the deployment of this National Civilian Defense Force. Shooting upon American citizens is no longer going to be a prohibited act.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 10:50:21 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Wuli

This is a man caused disaster budget from the divider in chief. The community organizer is throwing out more red meat for the Dim base and starting another divisive crisis to move the subject off of Democratcare.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 10:50:44 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Kaslin

I thought less than 16% of the Army were combat soldiers? Are these cuts that targeted?


13 posted on 02/24/2014 10:51:32 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: martin_fierro; All

I despise this entire administration from that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave down to the lowest pencil pusher


14 posted on 02/24/2014 10:53:54 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Is anybody really surprised???


15 posted on 02/24/2014 10:54:24 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Kaslin

Bureaucrats make the cuts. They’re not gonna cut their own jobs or their friends jobs. Much easier to cut people you don’t know. Recency, familiarity bias in action


16 posted on 02/24/2014 10:54:30 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Kaslin

This is the idea; reward bo’s parasites, and penalize our working warriors. Bo and his criminal allies know that the military workers are not his friends. They love America and hate Kenyan faggots. go figure.


17 posted on 02/24/2014 11:16:45 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Not at all. That arrogant pos occupant of the Spite House hates not only this great nation, but also the military and E5 Hagel is a useful idiot.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 11:17:26 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
The same was spewed from the Pacifist's/Leftists/Liberals/DemoCRAP’s mouths after WWI.
19 posted on 02/24/2014 11:26:48 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: PubliusMM

All this makes plenty of sense if you’re trying to help the enemy. I think there’s a word for that.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 11:28:01 AM PST by oldtech
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To: Personal Responsibility
What do you call 1 million lawyers bureaucrats at the bottom of the ocean?
21 posted on 02/24/2014 11:33:13 AM PST by FatherFig1o155 ("Most bad government results from too much government." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kaslin

Direct the cut at the high rank officers and civilians who sit in the Pentagon.


22 posted on 02/24/2014 11:35:45 AM PST by Rapscallion (First your image. Than your voice. Then location. Now you really are a subject.)
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To: PubliusMM

The Air Forse has always hated the A-10. Read “Boyd” by Robert Corin. They want super heavy, super fast bombers and they want air to air (You can get hurt doing close air). Who they are going to fight air to air is beyond me. Yeah, yeah, someone is going to say China.

You are right, great plane, great platform. Originally, it was supposed to be single engine and more manueverable, but the Air Force brass insisted on two engines. They did everything they could to end it. It was supposed to be out of service years ago, but proved too useful in Iraq and Afghanistan.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 11:40:52 AM PST by rey
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To: Kaslin

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. This is a repeat of ‘how many times in the past’? And, how we have paid for this stupidity, every time.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 11:41:23 AM PST by Parmy
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To: FatherFig1o155

Indeed


25 posted on 02/24/2014 11:52:22 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Every single day the DIMs/LIBs bring yet another example of their hatred of Free America and another example of their idiocy to the fore.


26 posted on 02/24/2014 12:06:23 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: PubliusMM

The Air Force has been trying to cancel the A10 since it was introduced. They probably would have done it if not for the Gulf War. At one point members of Congress were threatening to take close air support away from the Air Force and let the Army fly fixed wing aircraft if they kept trying to cancel it.


27 posted on 02/24/2014 12:21:14 PM PST by Hugin
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To: alloysteel

The New Red Dawn movie looks more and more likely, all it would take would be the North Koreans getting a lot of under the table help from China and use the North Korean invasion of the USA as cover to take back Taiwan....


28 posted on 02/24/2014 12:23:27 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Kaslin
War fighters, not bureaucrats bear the brunt of cuts

Then the next war we fight, we send a division of Pentagon bureaucrats to fight it.

That should put the fear of G_d in any enemy.

29 posted on 02/24/2014 12:30:28 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: knarf

“...against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC...”

But hey... let’s not quibble over small details, right...


30 posted on 02/24/2014 3:29:44 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

None of us can say what we want to say


31 posted on 02/24/2014 3:32:39 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Kaslin

This might come back and bite dear leader in the @$$, since all of those men and women entering the workforce will make unemployment go up.


32 posted on 02/24/2014 3:41:42 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: GraceG

There are very few countries that can project power across the oceans and North Korea is definitely not one of them. China is not one either..... for the moment.

I believe the Chinese are tiring rapidly with Chia Jr. and things appear to be getting worse. Dear Leader II and North Korea are becoming a major embarrassment to the Chinese government.

China wants trade and you have to think they would like a reformed North that would benefit them instead of the train wreck in the crosshairs of the UN that costs them money.


33 posted on 02/24/2014 7:40:37 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: Kaslin

Israel should put a Bid in for those A 10s.
A lot of displaced soldiers and Marines will be hitting the job market at a bad time. There will be no Unemployment benefits for them. They wont be counted with the Millions of other people looking for a job.
Thanks Obama. You just created a new Voter Bloc for conservatives.


34 posted on 02/25/2014 4:29:18 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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