Skip to comments.Army chief says troops strained, calls pace 'unsustainable'
Posted on 12/05/2007 6:49:41 AM PST by RDTF
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nice to know that my service to this country in the ‘70’s is considered hollow.....
I got out in '72 and y service wasn't hollow ... but the effectiveness of the military was in the process of being gutted by that time.
When an article has to resort to using a multitude of single word quotes, it is little more than poorly spun propaganda.
We’re fighting the war with part of the enemy in front of us with mortars and the rest behind us with back-stabbing knives.
We need to bombard their offices - ALL of them, particularly those running for office this go-round - each and every day.
Set up an email, a snail mail, and a phone call for each and every morning - grab your coffee and DO IT each morning.
The only thing they care about is keeping their personal power = let’s let them know it can end. This is the small part we can do to support our troops, many of whom are under fire each and every day - let's remember that when we have our morning coffee. They need to know that WE THE PEOPLE are behind them... We MUST NOT let these traitors pull off another Vietnam
Gen. George Casey said the fight between Congress and the White House over the supplemental funding for Iraq and Afghanistan makes his job more difficult and sends "a terrible signal" to the troops fighting the war.
But the Enemedia decided to focus elsewhere, didn't they?
Memo to Gen. George Casey
Only by the enemedia and moonbats. Your service is appreciated by this grateful American. Thank you.
this was posted on the DOD website yesterday - 200K people in danger.
Army Civilians Could Receive Furlough Notices by Christmas
If funding continues to be delayed, it could affect as many as 200,000 civilian employees and contractors, DoD officials reported earlier.
A lot of this signal is generated by the games our federal legislators have been playing with the budget.
Cut backs have already been initiated in a lot of areas in an effort to stay enough ahead of the curve to be able to keep up decent training and war associated logistics flows.
Honestly - I don’t think he was whining. I think the enemedia wants it to look like he was.
i was in under carter....gutted to the max
Here’s the full transcript of his speech:
“Theres no question that the army is stretched as a result of more than six years of war. And as a result of that stretch, the force and particularly the families are stretched. And I wrestled very hard to find the right word to describe the condition of the army that was stretched and stressed. And the term I came up with was “out of balance.” That the army today is out of balance. Were consumed by the demands of the current operations and as a result, were not able to do the things to prepare for the future and to sustain the all volunteer force. ...
“Were deploying at unsustainable rates. Several months ago, we increased our deployment—our boots on the ground time” we call it—to 15 months. We needed to do that to support the requirements of our commanders, to give our soldiers and families some predictability and mostly to ensure that the soldiers that were deploying had at least 12 months at home so that they could properly prepare to go. Now, we did that with the full understanding that it was temporary. We cant sustain that, we have to come off of that and were working that very hard and I think you can understand that when we decide to come off it, we going to be darn sure that we dont have to go back. And so I expect an announcement on that here in the next three or four months as we watch the situation there on the ground. ...
“We are entering a period here that I would call persistent conflict. It may not seem to you day-to-day but we are at war against a global extremists network that is out to attack and destroy our way of life. Read their writings. This is not a foe thats going to quit and go home easily. Theyre going to have to be defeated and its a long-term, ideological struggle. ...
“Competition for water, resources, food is going to increase the international friction. Estimates are that energy supplies are not going to equal demand even if you count in what people are trying to do in the interim to increase it or look for alternative sources. Climate change [and] natural disasters create friction, create tensions and population movements and pandemics. And the two that worry me the most: the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their use by terrorist organizations people ask me what keeps me up at night thats what it is. ...
“My personal view is, in the near term, the likelihood of major state-on-state conflict is very low, thats my personal view. But lets talk a little bit about future conflict think back to that definition of protracted conflict. Were going to be dealing with, I think, more non-state and individual actors than we are with state actors. That creates a degree of complexity all itself. Theyre not deterrable. And, if you figured out a way to deter a non-state actor that doesnt have anything to hold hostage, Im happy to listen to you. They dont operate by the laws of war, they dont operate by international conventions. It makes our job combating that much, much more difficult.”
Whining? WHINING? Since when is telling the truth whining?
Now when Reid and Pelosi trot this out to spin against the administration, THAT will be whining.
The liberal news media must be freaking out at the prospect of the war being over in Iraq to run these sorts of articles...
Stessfull on the families, sure, stretched, sure, but the troops want to get this WOT over with. And they are willing to do whatever hard work is necessary.
They just need the funding.
No one here considers it hollow.
Thank you for your service.
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