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Army to cut combat brigades at 10 US bases
ap ^ | June 25, 2013

Posted on 06/25/2013 12:16:03 PM PDT by george76

The U.S. Army is slashing the number of combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the county as it moves forward with the long-planned move to cut the size of the service by 80,000...

at 10 Army bases in the U.S. by 2017, including in Texas, Kentucky, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Kansas and Washington.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: District of Columbia; US: Kansas; US: Kentucky; US: New York; US: North Carolina; US: Texas; US: Washington; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: army; military; taxes; usarmy

1 posted on 06/25/2013 12:16:03 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

and in the meantime to Imperials are off to Africa spending
over 100 million dollars to facilitate their asses ....

Budget cuts ? Give me a break

Something is very wrong with this picture .
America needs to WAKE UP


2 posted on 06/25/2013 12:17:57 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: george76

Unfortunately, the number of female and rainbow RAMBOs will only increase by percentage.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 12:19:53 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: george76

I got an idea, how bout we defund the NSA and let Booz Allen find another nipple.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 12:20:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: george76

I bet you won’t see them cutting any DHS forces.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 12:21:03 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: george76

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has been advised one of three STRYKER brigades are getting cut.

Just the start.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 12:23:39 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: george76

Russia building their Forces.
China building their forces.
Iran building a Nuke and their forces.
Mid East in an uproar.
N Korea a threat.. Obama’s answer. Cut our forces by 80,000
Fill that 80,000 with Super Combat women, and queers. Invite Syrian refugees, allow anything and anybody to cross our borders.Offer to cut our Nuclear defenses. Go on a 100 million dollar vacation.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 12:25:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: george76

Well, the Obama vacation(s) and Muslim Brotherhood supporting money has got to come from somewhere.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 12:30:40 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: george76

In times like these a shrinking standing army might not be the worst thing.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: george76

Unfortunately, Congress, particularly the “conservative” House, doesn’t seem to give a damn.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 12:37:24 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: LeoWindhorse

The WH can’t afford to keep the tour guides for the WH, but they can spend $100 MILLION so that Moochelle can go watch wild elephants?


11 posted on 06/25/2013 12:37:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: george76

Due to the homosexualization and the feminization of the military I believe the Defense department is necessarily replacing most of the ground combat strength with drones, including all Spec Forces. ow successful that is will be seen. It may bring some spectacular early success but it leaves us with the same old problem, close control of real estate. Ultimately I think drones will prove far mor effective in suppression of domestic dissent than in winning external wars. That is a major developing mission of the 21st Century military anyhow, suppression of internal dissent.The armed forces of the USA are evolving toward a wholly electronicised Army,Navy, and Air Force and infantry power will be provided by the armed Agencies, esoecuakkt TSA abd FEMA, probably as separate arms to be checks against each other in the new balancing of powers.


12 posted on 06/25/2013 12:42:51 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: central_va

In times like these a shrinking standing army might not be the worst thing.


The US Military is increasingly being used to further the goals of the New World Order/One World Government.


13 posted on 06/25/2013 12:48:34 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: central_va

“In times like these a shrinking standing army might not be the worst thing.”

I was going to post “In Before the We’ve-got-nothing-to-worry-about” “Conservatives”, but I see I was too late.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 12:50:55 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

What threats do you see?

The southern border is the only real threat that I see.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 12:52:29 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: central_va
In times like these a shrinking standing army might not be the worst thing.

The standing army is actually expanding by leaps and bounds. The standing army of today consists of TSA, FEMA, FBI, Forest Service and, probably portions of every Agency and Bureau.As the direct combat units are shrunk the 2nd hand military is growing- the geeks playing their video games that blow up people around the world.

Drones are the future of the real Terror. They will be developed to the point that they can reliable strike down individuals in the midst of crowds without being detected. Then they will be used against individual dissenters and small compact groups no matter who is in the White House or Congress. It is a matter of wealth and ability. If it can be done it will be done.

16 posted on 06/25/2013 12:53:47 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: treetopsandroofs
I was going to post “In Before the We’ve-got-nothing-to-worry-about” “Conservatives”, but I see I was too late.

You clearly missed my point, totally.

17 posted on 06/25/2013 12:55:32 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

“In times like these a shrinking standing army might not be the worst thing.”

“I was going to post “In Before the We’ve-got-nothing-to-worry-about” “Conservatives”, but I see I was too late.”

“You clearly missed my point, totally.”

Yes, of course. Obviously. My apologies.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 12:57:44 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: arthurus

Good points.


19 posted on 06/25/2013 12:57:45 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata

“What threats do you see?”

Post #7 sums it up fairly well.

I’m not the only one here with the same reaction.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 12:58:35 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Not another drop of American blood for any of the bastards. Let them fend for themselves.

Now it’s all about the New World Order/One World Government and the Military Industrial Complex.

The powers that be do not have America’s interests at heart. They only want to protect and maintain their interests and if it requires using the American Military, they’ll do it.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 1:10:29 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: TADSLOS

They will need all the help they can get when they go to killing Christians


22 posted on 06/25/2013 1:22:56 PM PDT by winodog
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To: george76

The Brigades being cut:

3d Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Ft. Bliss, TX

4th Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC

4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY

3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Carson, CO

3d Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, NY

4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, TX

3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Ft. Knox, KY

4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Ft. Riley, KS

2d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, GA

4th Brigade, 2d Infantry Division, Jt. Base Lewis-McChord

Also the 170th and 172d Infantry Brigades in Germany who are already undergoing inactivation.

Unaffected are the 25th Infantry Division (2 Brigades in Hawaii, 2 in Alaska); the 2d Cavalry Regiment, Germany; the 3d Cavalry Regiment, Ft. Hood; and the 173d Airborne Brigade, Italy. Each remaining brigade will have 3 maneuver battalions instead of the current 2, and the engineer battalions come back to the brigades. The total cuts include 6 heavy brigades, 5 light brigades, and 1 Stryker brigade. Expect some reflagging at battalion and brigade level as the sort this all out. The addition of the 3d maneuver battalion is a good thing, but the overall reduction of the Army makes it more likely that some country hostile to our interests will attempt to intimidate us.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 1:29:27 PM PDT by centurion316
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24 posted on 06/25/2013 1:41:21 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: Venturer
“Russia building their Forces.
China building their forces.
Iran building a Nuke and their forces.
Mid East in an uproar.
N Korea a threat.. Obama’s answer. Cut our forces by 80,000
Fill that 80,000 with Super Combat women, and queers. Invite Syrian refugees, allow anything and anybody to cross our borders.Offer to cut our Nuclear defenses. Go on a 100 million dollar vacation.”

_______________________

And out-manned, unprepared, underfunded, and pansy military is a compliant military. They're doing a Cloward-Piven treatment on America's military.

25 posted on 06/25/2013 1:46:15 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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Weakening the nation in every possible way.Rush was right today....Osama Obama’s presidency is playing out *exactly* as he planned it.
26 posted on 06/25/2013 4:55:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: george76

33 brigades, when you consider aviation, engineer, and artillery, will probably be the equivalent of 7 divisions.

Seven divisions is barely sufficient to fight a one front war against a relatively inadequate enemy.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 5:37:12 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

As 0 calls for a one-third reduction in our nuclear arsenal, Russia builds new midrange missile banned under a 1987 arms treaty. How’s that “reset” button working out?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3035599/posts


28 posted on 06/25/2013 6:41:24 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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29 posted on 06/26/2013 8:49:24 AM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do*s it ----- ----- -----)
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