Skip to comments.Obama to Cut Tomahawk Missiles 10 Years Before Replacement Ready(Including Hellfire Missiles)
Posted on 03/25/2014 12:21:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
President Barack Obama is proposing drastically cutting, and then eliminating, two missile programs pivotal to U.S. security, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
The Tomahawk and Hellfire missiles are on the chopping block, according to Obama's budget proposal, which will cut by $128 million the Tactical Tomahawk in 2015 and eliminate it completely after that. ...
It's a major turnabout from last year, when the Navy planned to buy 980 Tactical Tomahawks, the primary cruise missile in use throughout the fleet, according to Defense News. In 2015, the Navy would buy just 100 Tomahawks, the last the branch would purchase. The United States used some 220 Tomahawks in the fight with Libya, according to the Free Beacon.
The Pentagon currently does not have a replacement missile for the Tomahawk and with the United States using approximately 100 Tomahawks annually, the supply will be empty by around 2018, the Free Beacon reports. ...
"It doesn't make sense," Seth Cropsey, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for American Seapower, told the Free Beacon.
He characterized the cuts as "breathtaking" and are "like running a white flag up on a very tall flagpole and saying, 'We are ready to be walked on,'" he said. ...
Hellfire air-to-surface missiles will be nixed in 2015, according to Obama's proposal. The Free Beacon reported that the Tomahawk cuts are shifting money from acquiring the missiles and instead investing in "an experimental missile program that experts say will not be battle-ready for at least 10 years."
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Fewer missiles aimed at the White
The pansy Obama at work.
In order to disguise Navy cuts, he is also re-classifying hospital ships, minesweepers, and tiny coastal patrol craft as being part of the COMBAT surface fleet.
Another stupid move of galactic proportions from the Destroyer-in-Chief.
I pray we can recover from this anti-American pretender.
Actually it does make sense. America is being brought down from within.
What’s next - mothballing every stealth aircraft we have?
Better yet, this turd would sell them to the highest bidder and use the money for entitlement program expansion.
This a-hole is acting like he’s the big man on campus parading thru life at President Land in a new Disney Park.
The F’ng real world is out there and they are going to move against us and our interests and he is castrating our ability to defend our selves.
Now that Iraq/Afganistan are a mess and Obama has fomented mass murder in Libya/Syria/Egypt. This is Obama’s bid to earn that Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded even before he showed up.
The only difference between Obama and Jimmy Carter is the they gave Carter the Nobel Peace Prize AFTER he was a failure. In Obama’s case they didn’t wait that long.
Anything is likely as it is Obama. Anyone who understood Obama’s background during his pResidential run knew all this was coming, and he’s into his 2nd usurping term.
Thank God the entire world is at peace.
Don’t the drones use the Hellfire?
WTF? Was this ever reported by the alphabet media?
Right. It’s small and compact making it versatile.
Drones are reportedly Obastard’s favorite murder weapon, so I’m confused about why he wants to deprive himself of them.
These are the types of articles that tilt the reader to the conclusion that Obama intends to set the US for the kill before he leaves office rather than convert the US into his personal kingdom to rule over as Emperor Barack the first.
The other side to that is he hopes and wants the US to get hit good so he can have the thin pretext to suspend the rest of the US Constitution and make his kingdom.
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Remember, this is just a budget proposal. And it’s Obama’s budget proposal at that. These cuts will never make it out of appropriations committee meetings without this funding being restored. And what GOPe’r would vote for this during the current primary season. And Scott Wagner’s write-in win in Pennsylvania should show that write-ins are a viable option in the fight against RINO’S.
Which would place a legitimate target onto his back, if such were the case.
Make my day...
Unilateral disarmament, part of his "greater flexibility" for his comrade, Vlad Putin.
And add the deep(er) cuts to the already gutted Army
Most of the brigades that are being cut are from the National Guard, and is anyone willing to guess as to which states will take the brunt of that hit?
I’m sure the remaining supply is enough for the remainder of his term, which is all he cares about.
Reminds me of what Zell Miller said about Kerry on how we fight if we lose our weopanry
We all know how Obama thinks. He's entertaining his fantasies so he cuts perceived threats.
What a fairy. He’d probably relieve himself in his pants if he was ever out on patrol with some Army guys. All he’s interested in doing is opening the door of the fort to let the bad guys in, and making sure we have absolutely no ability to fire back.
Wow, good thing we didn’t elect Romney.
The Enemy Within... Maybe the John Birch Society had some things right.
I often said that if I could magically transport over to the Ukraine crates of M1 Garands and Carbines, Bazookas and 5000 Sherman Jumbo and Easy 8 tanks to help them throw off the Russians, I would. However, I might need to rethink that, we might need them. B-P
YES!!! I believe that this is exactly what he was referring to when the hot mic picked up his treasonous words!
Who needs missiles, when you’ve got Obama?
If Obama was a patriot of our great nation this would be insanity. He is not a patriot and perfectly logical as he wants to harm our nation.
If you look at his time in office it would seem to be inexplicable the actions he takes. If he is a Marxist all of his actions are perfectly logical and evil.
Congress writes the f’in budget and Ozero os a lame duck.
Congress...aka the House....needs to unscrew this pooch.
Great post that is the story the only thing we don’t know 100% is all the players behind him who load the prompter for him.
It ONLY doesn't make sense' IF you want your country to be strong and able to defend against an enemy. If you want you're country weak - it MAKES PERFECT SENSE.