Skip to comments.Hagel orders 20 percent cut in Pentagon top brass, senior civilians
Posted on 07/16/2013 6:32:43 PM PDT by Nachum
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that he has ordered a 20 percent cut in the number of top brass and senior civilians at the Pentagon by 2019, the latest attempt to shrink the military bureaucracy after years of heady growth. Hagels directive could force the Pentagon and military command staffs to shed an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 jobs. Thats a tiny percentage of the Defense Departments 2.1 million active-duty troops and civilian employees, but analysts said it would be a symbolically important trimming of the upper branches of the bureaucracy, which has proved to be resistant to past
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The politically correct are safe.
cut the military but recruit homosexuals and cross dressers, try to get women in combat.
Look it’s time to start speaking about something:
We are being sold out.
But it is happening by both sides. Both parties. Everyone.
China. American companies, buying Chinese produced goods. You name it.
America needs to bring back American production, and if American companies don’t bring it back then scr@w them.
I’m sorry but I’m getting a little bit miffed.
BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS.
I suspect the bureaucrat generals will be unaffected. The experienced field officers will be purged. Homosexuals and females will be promoted to fill the gaps leaving the actual reduction in numbers to the lower ranks.
More attempts to woo back the far left who are abandoning Obama over Snowden.
Historically, these kinds of actions — the dismantling of our military — are followed by a war breaking out.
How about we match that with a 20% cut in Michelle Obama’s staff, or vacation allowance?
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They have to make room so they can hire more diversity trainers and lawyers.
Patriots—be armed and prepared. The second revolution is brewing.
The tree of liberty needs to be refreshed from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots.
“Historically, these kinds of actions the dismantling of our military are followed by a war breaking out.”
Only this time it may not be overseas.
OK. 20%. Let’s go with that. 20% across the board cuts throughout government. Every department.
I despise Hagel, but a 50% cut in the number of Generals and senior civilians would be a pretty good start. Heck, maybe he could eliminate Southern Command entirely...
I think Hagel is a fool, but there’s plenty to cut in the pentagon. I have read that the Navy has more admirals than ships...
Fewer chiefs and more Indians is not a bad idea.
Agreed! But, what's the catch?
I won't be satisfied that it's real until McCain howls bloody murder.
You could save tens of millions of dollars just by eliminating all the Under-Secretaries, Asst-Secretaries, and Deputy Secretaries of ,.... and their staffs.
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