Yes. Let’s get rid of the Commander in Chief, until we can find someone better suited for the position.
We need to know what the people at the War College would say about this. We need to know what Petraeus thinks.
We are living in an extremely dangerous world at present.
I DO know that I would get rid of EVERY Obama appointee that has ANYTHING to do with the Pentagon or the military.
I FRepped it
Freped and bimped:
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No, our security operations are already taxed to the limit 57.62%
Yes, with the wars winding down it’s time to turn the page 12.49%
Don’t want to, but we have to 6.38%
I’m ok with it as long as the forces themselves are unaffected 10.52%
I’m ok with reducing the size of our military and increasing our weapons and unmanned vehicles 12.99%
To answer your question, we would need to discuss and answer the following questions...
1. Do we need 175K troops in Europe? When will European nations take the burden off of the US for defending their borders? Suggestion, replace NATO with a real mutual defense pact.
2. What kind of conflicts are we expecting to fight in the next 20 years. I would suggest that we’ll see more intervening and leaving. Do I want to have a 1 million soldier occupation force? Maybe not. Do we need a larger Marine Corp (currently at 175K I believe) and more special operators? I believe we do
3. Do we need better protection of our borders? Absolutely. This is not just an immigration question anymore. Hizbollah and the Mexican cartels are operating on our southern border. The US armed forces need to stand opposed to this killers.
Answer these and other questions, and we’ll have the answer about what we need. This debate must happen on a needs basis, not a financial basis. Defense is the federal government’s primary job - it comes first. Other expenses are optional.
Will we see a headline “Defense cuts hurt women and minorities most’’?
The military should be reduced to one four=star general and a band.
The band can play the music while the general surrenders his sword to our enemies.
The US Army has 10 divisions on active duty.
The IRS, just ONE government agency, has enough employees to create an additional 6 US Army divisions
But we are cutting military personnel and adding IRS personnel.