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Defense hawks claw Pentagon budget
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:09:18 PM »

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Re: Defense hawks claw Pentagon budget
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 09:23:13 PM »
As a product of the 50's and 60's, when justice was served in thirty minutes....on a 13 inch B&W screen...

I have a hard time with a U.S. President appearing to subvert our National Security position by lowering troop levels to pre-WWII numbers.

If this were GWB, I'd sleep well at night, figuring we have an orbital weapons platform that can make Hiroshima appear tame.  It's the only moral reason to lower public military readiness.

OTOH....with this regime, everything they have done...soup to nuts has had a negative effect on the economy and it's apparent to even a moron, that they do NOT appreciate and love our country as you or I.
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Re: Defense hawks claw Pentagon budget
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 09:27:55 PM »
This is the first article I have found that even mentions any resistance....hopefully most of this won't pass through Congress..

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Re: Defense hawks claw Pentagon budget
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 10:24:33 PM »
This is the first article I have found that even mentions any resistance....hopefully most of this won't pass through Congress..

yah...show me one frickin' Dhimmie who is running for reelection on Chuckie Hagel's Defense cuts.  Even the far Left has to be screaming bloody murder over this one....


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Re: Defense hawks claw Pentagon budget
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 03:21:33 PM »
Reducing US military assets to below pre-WWII levels.  Hmm, as I recall - at least from reading my history books - the US was severely hamstrung at the start of WWII, particularly after Pearl Harbor, precisely because of its low level of military assets immediately prior to WWII.

While it's a canard that generals usually fight - and prepare for - the last war, it seems reasonable to wonder whether reducing forces to that level (again) would (again) leave the US ill-prepared to handle The Next Big Thing.  Certainly it would leave the US ill-prepared to handle a third world war, which is not an altogether impossible scenario; possibly a hot conflict between Israel and the rest of the Middle East that  (a) draws in Russia (in defense of its satellite countries, such as Syria), (b) spills over into Asia and lights up the simmering conflicts between muslim and non-muslim countries, e.g., between India and Pakistan; should India and Pakistan start a wide-ranging hot war between themselves, China will almost certainly intervene militarily - ostensibly on Pakistan's side would be my guess - and if the conflict were to become hot enough, North Korea might decide that it was an opportune time to move against South Korea, and (c) creates massive unrest in most of Western Europe as the large muslim enclaves there begin a series of civil wars within and among various of the European countries.  Were Western Europe to become paralyzed by several large internal conflicts, the Russians might find it almost irresistible to cherry-pick some of the former SSRs in the name of bringing order to embroiled Europe.

Under a scenario like that the US would almost certainly be called upon to engage in at least two theaters of war - the Middle East and Europe - and possibly three, depending on how widespread the Asian conflict became.  At below pre-WWII military force levels, it would take the US at least a year to ramp up production to the point where it could intervene in two theaters, and possibly even before it could successfully intervene in even one theater.

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Re: Defense hawks claw Pentagon budget
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 03:33:58 PM »
As Rummy has said *you go to war with the military you have*....well my hubby was a part of that invading Iraq....taking a convoy from Kuwait to Balad with Chinooks as air cover...luckily they all made it but it took several years for the military to get up to speed...remember the protective vest controversy at the beginning of the war is a good example of not having equipment for all......you can thank Clinton for all that...but at the time it was Bush's fault..

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