When the left cuts government, they cut the military

Smallest Army since before World War II?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets in a new spending proposal that officials describe as the first Pentagon budget to aggressively push the military off the war footing adopted after the terror attacks of 2001.

The proposal, described by several Pentagon officials on the condition of anonymity in advance of its release on Monday, takes into account the fiscal reality of government austerity and the political reality of a president who pledged to end two costly and exhausting land wars. A result, the officials argue, will be a military capable of defeating any adversary, but too small for protracted foreign occupations.

The officials acknowledge that budget cuts will impose greater risk on the armed forces if they are again ordered to carry out two large-scale military actions at the same time: Success would take longer, they say, and there would be a larger number of casualties. Officials also say that a smaller military could invite adventurism by adversaries.

This, of course, comes at a time in which Obama is determined to “put the era of austerity behind us” and ramp up government spending. It all seems so “Wiemar Republic.”

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4 Responses to When the left cuts government, they cut the military

  1. Tatersalad says:

    Barack Obama’s little mind says that if you give out 24 Medal of Honor medals in March and then turn around and gut the military to pre-WW2 levels in the Army and Navy then things are even. This is what his plan is………….guaranteed.

  2. Jim22 says:

    He’s following the footsteps of FDR. He cut the military in the thirties so he could fund social programs. He left the country in terrible military shape on December 7, 1941. As a result the war went on longer than was necessary. We almost lost ot in the process. Remember – there were two fronts – the European theater and the Pacific.

    The whole thing was designed to break a weakened United States. Nearly worked, too.

  3. reboot says:

    So, they are keeping the over budgeted F-35 program which still does not have a viable candidate for Carrier service, or anything close to reliability? Who is being paid off in that district? That’s as bad as the LCS program which still does not have a MISSION. I can’t imagine the millions spent just to keep the first one deployed on her first wes’pac.
    So, after they decide to decom the global hawk network and keep the cheap U-2′s a year ago, now the U-2′s are too expensive and bring back the global hawks?
    I’d get a better taste in my mouth if I shit in the toilet, swirled it with a plunger and licked it like a lollypop.
    They really are paid off idiots.

    • Tatersalad says:

      Keeping the F-35 program going is a NATO thing that Obama is all wrapped up into.

      The partner nations are either NATO members or close U.S. allies. The United Kingdom, Israel, Italy, Australia, Canada, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Turkey are part of the active development program.

      If the U.S. was going alone on this one…….Obama would have already axed this plane in my opinion.

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