Dumb, dumb, dumb!
If Gen. Dempsey really thinks that way about our weakening military, then he should have himself arrested and court-martialed as an accessory after the fact.
Democrats get power and F everything up at multiple levels. Republicans get voted back in en masse and fix lots of things and the country booms. Rinse and repeat. Save this time. This time we have a hard left communist Democrat party coupled with a GOPe that is more worried about party power than the nation. Hell, Boehner admitted he want's amnesty and is on board with much of what the Dem's are pushing.
Things do not bode well right now; but at least I have the satisfying thoughts that cities will crumble first, happy LIV suburbia's next when they can't figure out why there is nothing on the shelves at their local supermarket. Russia and China don't even need to invade. Most of this country hasn't an f'ing clue how to take care of themselves with almighty Washington D.C. providing for them at "this point in time". I have to wonder, whilst starving out, will they finally admit to themselves the were lied to by politicians? Will the actual survivors keep names and do what is needed after the great die off of the LIV's?
We get a lot less for our money, relatively.
They get more bang for their bucks.
1/4 of our budget in straight dollars means they will get very dangerous very quickly.
Our personnel costs are inflated vis a vis either China or Russia. Our procurement system is corrupt and extremely inefficient, particularly for new weapons.
If the U.S. follows China and Russia and increases defense Spending 300 % over 2007 spending that’ll mean a $1.65 trillion dollar defense budget. Why do we need that?
Relax America, it’s all part of that Fundamental Transformation you voted for.
He’ll be the next to be fired tor some trumped up charge.
It does fit the libertarian ideal of a small domestic military.
Interesting how he only wears the top two rows of his ribbon rack. Very classy, imo. I think Ike was the last top General who did that.
And yes, the budget cuts are deplorable. National Defense is the top job of the federal government.
A very brave man...
How soon will Obama fire him?
Wow! I didn’t realize the defense budget was so high. I guess it really does pay to be a defense contractor.
Who should we believe? The general or chuck hagel?
If this is a tough question, you’re on the wrong board.
That’s a misleading chart (you know it...you specialize in it)
It’s a chart of percentages.
If you showed a chart of actual money spent, it would look far different.
The general is first and foremost a bureaucrat and the first rule of bureaucracy is that your budget must always get bigger.
Think for a second: He can’t figure out how to spend $600B to defend our country adequately.
That’s not a General officer, that’s a budget-guarding bureaucrat.
He’s got a point on closing bases and obsolete weapons systems
A smaller weaker standing Federal Army makes secession a much easier prospect.
Dempsey is one of the military pansies who is responsible for this disasterous situation. He was more concerned with gays in the military than the rise of the Communist nations and radical Islam.
I’m surprised that his lips are not bleeding from kissing Comrade Obama’s ass so much.
To think that I knew men like Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer and Maxwell Taylor, and now we have cowards like Dempsey. We have falled so far so fast. That’s what you get when you elect a marxist as president and those who are supposed to protect our country from men like Obama, now bow down to him.