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Obama to Cut Tomahawk Missiles 10 Years Before Replacement Ready(Including Hellfire Missiles)
Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 12:22 PM | Melissa Clyne

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


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1 posted on 03/25/2014 12:21:17 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Fewer missiles aimed at the White
Hut....


2 posted on 03/25/2014 12:22:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Red Steel

The pansy Obama at work.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 12:23:00 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

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.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 12:24:29 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Red Steel

Another stupid move of galactic proportions from the Destroyer-in-Chief.
I pray we can recover from this anti-American pretender.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 12:25:35 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Red Steel
"It doesn't make sense," Seth Cropsey, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for American Seapower, told the Free Beacon.

Actually it does make sense. America is being brought down from within.

6 posted on 03/25/2014 12:27:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 12:29:01 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Red Steel

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.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 12:33:42 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Red Steel

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.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 12:37:04 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Red Steel

Traitor...


10 posted on 03/25/2014 12:38:48 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: R0CK3T

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.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 12:39:26 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Thank God the entire world is at peace.


12 posted on 03/25/2014 12:40:00 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Red Steel

Don’t the drones use the Hellfire?


13 posted on 03/25/2014 12:40:27 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Red Steel
The United States used some 220 Tomahawks in the fight with Libya, according to the Free Beacon

WTF? Was this ever reported by the alphabet media?

14 posted on 03/25/2014 12:41:31 PM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Right. It’s small and compact making it versatile.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 12:42:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Drones are reportedly Obastard’s favorite murder weapon, so I’m confused about why he wants to deprive himself of them.


16 posted on 03/25/2014 12:44:27 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Red Steel

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.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 12:45:48 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

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.


18 posted on 03/25/2014 12:50:42 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


19 posted on 03/25/2014 12:56:12 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Red Steel

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.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 1:02:44 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Red Steel
I guess that since Russia is a 'regional power' in the words of 0.00, he figures the US should also be, "in the interests of fairness and equality".

</sarc>

21 posted on 03/25/2014 1:05:43 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian ( I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Red Steel

Which would place a legitimate target onto his back, if such were the case.

Make my day...


22 posted on 03/25/2014 1:06:38 PM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be the Pariah.)
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To: Red Steel
Obama to Cut Tomahawk Missiles 10 Years Before Replacement Ready(Including Hellfire Missiles)

Unilateral disarmament, part of his "greater flexibility" for his comrade, Vlad Putin.

23 posted on 03/25/2014 1:11:57 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: Red Steel

INSANITY


24 posted on 03/25/2014 1:19:45 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: Red Steel

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?


25 posted on 03/25/2014 1:58:33 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Politicians and diapers need to be changed for the same reason)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’m sure the remaining supply is enough for the remainder of his term, which is all he cares about.


26 posted on 03/25/2014 2:00:05 PM PDT by messierhunter
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To: Red Steel

Reminds me of what Zell Miller said about Kerry on how we fight if we lose our weopanry

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/convention2004/zellmiller2004rnc.htm


27 posted on 03/25/2014 2:18:09 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: 2CAVTrooper
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?

We all know how Obama thinks. He's entertaining his fantasies so he cuts perceived threats.

28 posted on 03/25/2014 3:10:28 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

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.


29 posted on 03/25/2014 3:29:59 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: All

Wow, good thing we didn’t elect Romney.


30 posted on 03/25/2014 3:31:45 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Red Steel

FUBO, ESAD.


31 posted on 03/25/2014 3:33:13 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

The Enemy Within... Maybe the John Birch Society had some things right.


32 posted on 03/25/2014 3:36:13 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Red Steel

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


33 posted on 03/25/2014 3:48:14 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-193 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: 21st Century Crusader
Unilateral disarmament, part of his "greater flexibility" for his comrade, Vlad Putin.

YES!!! I believe that this is exactly what he was referring to when the hot mic picked up his treasonous words!

34 posted on 03/25/2014 7:25:09 PM PDT by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Hoorah, Arizona!)
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To: Red Steel

IMPEACH!

CONVICT!

IMPRISON!


35 posted on 03/25/2014 7:28:15 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Red Steel

Who needs missiles, when you’ve got Obama?


36 posted on 03/25/2014 8:19:07 PM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, WIN LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
INSANITY

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.

37 posted on 03/25/2014 8:27:10 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: cpdiii

Congress writes the f’in budget and Ozero os a lame duck.

Congress...aka the House....needs to unscrew this pooch.


38 posted on 03/25/2014 10:04:38 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: Red Steel

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.


39 posted on 03/26/2014 8:52:39 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Red Steel
"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. ...

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.

40 posted on 03/26/2014 9:25:01 AM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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