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Army: Cuts would include nearly half of combat brigades
« on: April 30, 2014, 03:09:20 PM »

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Re: Army: Cuts would include nearly half of combat brigades
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 03:34:57 PM »
As always, they are trimming the wrong end of the spear.

Active duty is the point. Support is the lashing that holds the point on. Senior officers are the shaft (and yes, it's a pun). They are cutting down the bit that does the work, instead of the long bit that holds the bit that does the actual work.
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Re: Army: Cuts would include nearly half of combat brigades
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 04:07:10 PM »
As always, they are trimming the wrong end of the spear.

Active duty is the point. Support is the lashing that holds the point on. Senior officers are the shaft (and yes, it's a pun). They are cutting down the bit that does the work, instead of the long bit that holds the bit that does the actual work.
 

Well said!  They are doing exactly what they did when sequestration first hit.  At Fort Gordon, they forced all the commercial vehicles to come through the main gate, thus backing up traffic forever.  They blamed sequestration.  But funny thing happened when sequestration left the front pages.  They reopened the commercial gate.  Like any agency of the government, they will claim pain in areas the public will be outraged over. 

Half of the combat units would tremendously weaken the US military, and while most Americans including myself want to end our role as policemen of the world, we still want a strong and flexible military.  This is simply about scaring Congress into more coin.

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Re: Army: Cuts would include nearly half of combat brigades
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 05:30:20 PM »
I am fully in favor of the USA NOT being the worlds policeman.

NOT because I think you'll screw it up - you won't. I simply think it is not right. It always tastes to me like "my big brother will deal with you." Sorry - being brother gets tiring.
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Re: Army: Cuts would include nearly half of combat brigades
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 05:46:46 PM »
As always, they are trimming the wrong end of the spear.

Active duty is the point. Support is the lashing that holds the point on. Senior officers are the shaft (and yes, it's a pun). They are cutting down the bit that does the work, instead of the long bit that holds the bit that does the actual work.

And treading on VERY dangerous ground in doing so!

The left in this country has been trying to gut our military for half a century and we mostly stand and watch it happen!

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Re: Army: Cuts would include nearly half of combat brigades
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 07:38:28 PM »
Obama is just doing what Obama is supposed to do.
He is only doing everything he always said he would do.
 
From the economy to the military to NASA, Obama is fulfilling his 'doctrine', so to speak. This is what America voted for.
 
Obama has been screaming from the rooftops, 'I am an anti-Western Muslim radical Black!'. He has been saying this without shame. The only people who have every denied what Obama is, what Obama represents, and what his ultimate goals are, are his supporters.
 
He has never denied what he is, or what he intends to do to America to make them (White European colonialists) pay for their sins against 'his people'. (Kenyans)
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