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Obama Advisor: Hagel Will Bring ‘Huge Cuts’ to the Military
Weekly Standard ^ | 01/09/2013 | Stephen Hayes

Posted on 01/09/2013 6:53:57 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Edited on 01/09/2013 6:55:19 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

In today’s New York Times, David Brooks argues persuasively that Chuck Hagel has been nominated to help Barack Obama dramatically cut defense spending.

"Chuck Hagel has been nominated to supervise the beginning of this generation-long process of defense cutbacks. If a Democratic president is going to slash defense, he probably wants a Republican at the Pentagon to give him political cover, and he probably wants a decorated war hero to boot.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: defense; hagel; military

1 posted on 01/09/2013 6:54:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

When you have stolen all the money you can, the last step is to sell off your defense, then move when the country is taken.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 7:03:09 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As a nation we are getting exactly what we deserve for voting in this communist Tyrant


3 posted on 01/09/2013 7:05:37 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SeekAndFind

How long before the government just disbands our military of brave patriots and calls in UN forces instead?


4 posted on 01/09/2013 7:08:37 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

We could pay off China with Air Craft Carriers and Ballistic Missile Submarines.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 7:27:58 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind
Wow, Obama finally supports cutting the federal budget.. Of course, it’s the federal military budget, but for old Trillion Dollar Deficit Obama, it’s still a first.

What do you think gets slashed first? Military benefits, veteran benefits or the chaplain corps? Doubt it’ll be spending on wizbang toys.

6 posted on 01/09/2013 7:30:46 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

There you go. A fine unionized military is the goal, tying orders to soldiers livelihood and well being cleans up the guess work on in our contemplations, on who will do what and to what extent.

We have not yet reached the Tea Party state, where we stop complying, cooperating and complying. We’re still stuck in playing political games, trying to stall the inevitable. Resistance.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 7:32:45 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Who cares? I got my OBAMAPHONE!
8 posted on 01/09/2013 7:54:58 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: SeekAndFind
If a Democratic president is going to slash defense, he probably wants a Republican at the Pentagon to give him political cover, and he probably wants a decorated war hero to boot.

Two problems with that analysis - hagel isn't a Republican and Benedict Arnold was a decorated war hero too. But Øbongo will likely succeed because we have idiots like mccain in prominent positions who will give him cover.

9 posted on 01/09/2013 8:10:27 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

RE: hagel isn’t a Republican

When did he switch parties?


10 posted on 01/09/2013 8:15:02 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Republican’s fault


11 posted on 01/09/2013 8:27:29 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SeekAndFind
At the risk of getting flamed... This is long overdue.

We currently base troops in 123 different countries - why? We still have troops in the Balks - why? We still pay to keep the Egyptians and the Israelis apart - why?

We have more Officers and Generals now than in WWII, and in WWII we had 8 million people in the military - so, ya, a lot of the bloat and deadwood can go.

What will really happen?
We have a friend that works at the local on-base child care facility, they were given lay-off notices in December - ALL the on-base/on-post child care will be closed.

What else? A ton of civilian staffed jobs will go away. Summer hire? Bye-bye. I'm even hearing rumors that the Commissary for most bases in the L48 will be closed to save money. Not all, but most.

Any BRAC folks sniffing around your local military facility? Get ready to see it closed.

And the 100K military positions getting cut is just the start.

What to see what the future of the US military is under the Democrats? (NOT Obama - CONgress sets to the budget, the pres is just a cheerleader) Look at what Canada has done in their restructuring. Look for much the same thing to happen here.

12 posted on 01/09/2013 8:27:47 AM PST by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Obama is nominating people that will stir up controversy. He’s trying to overload the system, if we’re busy trying to fight Hagel and Brennan we’ll be too busy to give our full attention to Benghazi. This is the way he works. It’s Clower-Piven! We need to figure out how to stop him.
Another thing he likes to do is to create a controversy and, while we’re busy looking in one direction, he pulls something else in the other.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 8:49:36 AM PST by Warriormom
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To: ASOC

I am not in principle against cutting the military budget as I also feel that there is a lot of waste and bloat in the defense department.

The really tricky challenge is this — IDENTIFYING WHAT AND HOW MUCH TO CUT WITHOUT COMPROMISING US SECURITY AND INTEREST WORLDWIDE.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 8:50:18 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: ASOC
We currently base troops in 123 different countries - why? We still have troops in the Balks - why? We still pay to keep the Egyptians and the Israelis apart - why?

Because we are rightous and good and pure. America, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT you commie pinko hippie smelly pot-smoking protester!!!!1!!1

15 posted on 01/09/2013 8:55:34 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dangerous. The enemy is just waiting for an OVERT attack.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 11:05:09 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

The Machiavellian rebel in me says the smaller the USA’s standing army is, the better.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 11:08:44 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know what flag he flies under but, even as moderate as the Republican party has become, he hasn’t served the interests of the party or his constituents as a republican for years (if at all).


18 posted on 01/09/2013 12:36:16 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Lazamataz

kiss my bacside, I spent 22 years watching my friends suffer and in some caes die to protect people fully capable of their own defense.

Why the heck are we still in Korea? they have a large and modern standing Army. The list goes on - we have spent ourselves into poverty with this and the waste...


19 posted on 01/10/2013 3:11:21 PM PST by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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