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Army to cut brigades at 10 U.S. bases
CBS News ^ | June 25, 2013

Posted on 06/25/2013 1:23:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

In a massive restructuring, the U.S. Army is slashing the number of active duty combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the country as it moves forward with a longtime plan to cut the size of the service by 80,000.

Officials say the sweeping changes would eliminate brigades at 10 Army bases in the U.S. by 2017, including in Texas, Kentucky, Georgia, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Kansas and Washington.

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1 posted on 06/25/2013 1:23:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More ‘lovin’ on the troops’, from The Great Imposter!


2 posted on 06/25/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

To use the deense money for ObamaPhones, Obama foodstamps, Obama Globull Warming, Obama welfare, Obama 100 million $$ vacations.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 1:30:39 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
with a longtime plan to cut the size of the service by 80,000....

What do they mean by 'longtime'? Since the beginning of hope-n-change?

4 posted on 06/25/2013 1:32:33 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s a good thing we have this great economy and all these military folks will have NO problem finding a job when they’re cut loose. (Do I need the sarcasm tag?!)


5 posted on 06/25/2013 1:33:51 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Every day, this nation forgets one more lesson from the 1930’s.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 1:34:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
We'll see how this plays out. If the SHTF one day and we do not have enough troops, then there is always the draft. So much for a professional army. I will not pity the conscripts of Obama sons.

F'in idiots are not even intimidating.

7 posted on 06/25/2013 1:42:09 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Arny cut back to 490K. Meh - About as many as we had in 2003 or even as far back as 1996/97.
(http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004598.html)

Why not close bases in Japan, German, South Korea, Europe and every other podunk where we have troops stationed and bring those troops (and our tax money) back home?


8 posted on 06/25/2013 1:42:13 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yep!


9 posted on 06/25/2013 1:49:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: Twotone

Yeah, if you’re a riffed trooper but handy with a hammer or shovel and want or have a family, good luck to them competing with a guy living with twelve other people and willing to work for ten pesos to your dollar.
Obama and his republicrat henchman have declared war on the American middle class. They arm our enemies. They squander our treasure and are destroying our country.
They are our enemies.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 1:50:06 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Army to cut brigades at 10 U.S. bases

Good to know. Anyone who isn't armed better get that way because zero is now making it so easy to take over this country that we will be conquered by an army of 8 year-old muslim kids using their hands in the shape of guns to overthrow us!

Freakin' idiot traitors in Washington!

11 posted on 06/25/2013 1:50:35 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Every day, this nation forgets one more lesson from the 1930’s.

Sad isn't it? We're disarming and Putin laughs at us. Obama's cutting our military and drastically reducing our nuclear stockpile while Russia's building new ICBMs, deploying a rail-based ICBM system and China's creating an aggressive blue water navy. Meanwhile Kerry sputters impotently while cutting secret deals with our enemies. Sixties radicals were always hell-bent on unilateral disarmament. They were Communists, too.

12 posted on 06/25/2013 2:08:29 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

From the comments there:

“Malik_Abu_Nidal says:The existing 45 combate brigades were unable to impose “common sense gun safety laws” on a mere 20,000 Afghan shepherds, mostly illiterate folks with home-made AKs and a little det cord. Pathetic. reply

Malik_Abu_Nidal says:GOOD!
The smaller, weaker, more feminized and homosexualized the HOLLOW FORCE US military becomes, the better.
FORWARD”


13 posted on 06/25/2013 2:21:22 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s ok. Barry’s civilian army will protect us. /s


14 posted on 06/25/2013 2:32:04 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Cracker Barrel is racist and I demand that they change their name.)
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To: ASOC

We have been closing bases in Germany....

The only major unit we have left in Germany is 2nd ACR. All of the heavy units are stateside now. In fact there was an article posted on here a few weeks ago about the last of the Abrams tanks leaving Germany.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 3:44:33 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Satan has his evil hand in destroying the United States. Incredibly wicked and horrible times are ahead.

Those who don't know Christ need to come to Him.

The military is being decimated so that we will be unable/unwilling to come to the aid of Israel.

16 posted on 06/25/2013 3:52:29 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This plan could be really handy, actually. I wonder which Stryker BDE is getting the axe...?


17 posted on 06/25/2013 4:01:27 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Hopefully there won’t be an army to come after the citizens. Oh, wait! I forgot about the IRS!


18 posted on 06/25/2013 4:42:28 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is this related to the BRAC?


19 posted on 06/25/2013 4:47:02 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister
Is this related to the BRAC?

This is separate from the BRAC. All of the base closings and realignments identified in the 2005 BRAC law had to be completely implemented by the end of 2011. However, this new reduction in the number of brigades could very well pave the way for another round of base closings under a new BRAC law. There have been rumblings that another BRAC was needed. This could speed things along.

20 posted on 06/25/2013 4:53:38 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: higgmeister

No, this is not related to BRAC. This is a reduction in Army end strength that has been in the works for several years. The Obama Administration wants a smaller military so that they can spend more money on direct payments to Democrat voters. The Army always take the biggest hit when these these happen, just like they always have the lion’s share of the fight when we go to war.

Here is my summary of the cuts from another thread:

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.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 4:53:57 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And think of the “peace dividend” the democrats can now spend on social welfare programs after cutting 80,000 out of the Army.


22 posted on 06/25/2013 5:19:57 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Why not keep the soldiers on the payroll and dispatch them to the community organizer ranks?

Sorry son, you may have signed up for the Army, but you’re going into the Americorps.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 5:23:56 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: ASOC; Oldeconomybuyer

ASOC, ninety to ninety=five percent of the Cold War Army bases in Europe are already closed. The only bases left are Ramstein AFB, Weisbaden which is the new USAREUR HQ, EUCOM HQ in Stuttgart and a brigade at Grafenwoehr in Barvaria. All of the V & VII corps posts were turned over to the German government. Baumholder is almost closed now. The last M1 tank left Germany about 6 months ago. There is the 2nd ACR with Stryker infantry vehicles at Graf and the 173rd Abn Bde at Vincenzio, Italy.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 5:27:01 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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