Skip to comments.War fighters, not bureaucrats bear the brunt of cuts
Posted on 02/24/2014 10:31:58 AM PST by Kaslin
The NYT reports that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will today announce plans to slash the United States Armys fighting force to its smallest level since before World War II as well as eliminating an entire class of attack aircraft, including the fearsome A-10. Obama officials say that the smaller fighting force reflects budget realities and an end to large-scale foreign wars.
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And bureaucrats determine the cuts....hmmm
SecDef Hagel just opened his remarks with thanks to an underling named Hale for creating this budget and wishing him a happy and well deserved retirement which Hale is beginning forthwith.
Translation: the buck stops with a Pentagon retiree.
John Bolton and Ollie North are slamming this budget on Fox right now.
Trying to out-destroy Carter and Clinton on the military.
Now Iran can build a large tank force....
“an end to large-scale foreign wars”
Who knew that budget cuts could end these types of wars?
Or perhaps they mean our ability to fight large-scale foreign wars will end.
“Obama officials say that the smaller fighting force reflects budget realities”
That’s political B.S. because the “budget realities” are from his chosen increases in the government entitlement state.
Second, the DOD needs to moderate any impact on the pay and benefits for soldiers by first drastically cutting the bloated DOD bureaucracy in Washington D.C.
Shut down the A10? Pure stupidity. That is one helluva fighting platform for front line support.
Cut the fighting forces and leave the bureaucrats? That is not surprising, coming from this criminal enterprise administration.
Zero is working feverishly to complete his ‘fundamental change’ plans prior to ending his term...if he ends it.
North Korea emerges with the second-largest uniformed military services in the world.
The National Civilian Defense Force, as envisioned by then-candidate Barack Hussein Obama back in 2008, is well on its way to becoming “as well funded as the military forces”.
Meanwhile, has anybody noticed the increasingly brutal manner in which local police cadres are handling their detainees and street arrests?
Unlike the Defense Department, there are no restrictions like the Posse Comitatus act to preclude the deployment of this National Civilian Defense Force. Shooting upon American citizens is no longer going to be a prohibited act.
This is a man caused disaster budget from the divider in chief. The community organizer is throwing out more red meat for the Dim base and starting another divisive crisis to move the subject off of Democratcare.
I thought less than 16% of the Army were combat soldiers? Are these cuts that targeted?
I despise this entire administration from that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave down to the lowest pencil pusher
Is anybody really surprised???
Bureaucrats make the cuts. They’re not gonna cut their own jobs or their friends jobs. Much easier to cut people you don’t know. Recency, familiarity bias in action
This is the idea; reward bo’s parasites, and penalize our working warriors. Bo and his criminal allies know that the military workers are not his friends. They love America and hate Kenyan faggots. go figure.
Not at all. That arrogant pos occupant of the Spite House hates not only this great nation, but also the military and E5 Hagel is a useful idiot.
All this makes plenty of sense if you’re trying to help the enemy. I think there’s a word for that.
Direct the cut at the high rank officers and civilians who sit in the Pentagon.
The Air Forse has always hated the A-10. Read “Boyd” by Robert Corin. They want super heavy, super fast bombers and they want air to air (You can get hurt doing close air). Who they are going to fight air to air is beyond me. Yeah, yeah, someone is going to say China.
You are right, great plane, great platform. Originally, it was supposed to be single engine and more manueverable, but the Air Force brass insisted on two engines. They did everything they could to end it. It was supposed to be out of service years ago, but proved too useful in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. This is a repeat of ‘how many times in the past’? And, how we have paid for this stupidity, every time.
Every single day the DIMs/LIBs bring yet another example of their hatred of Free America and another example of their idiocy to the fore.
The Air Force has been trying to cancel the A10 since it was introduced. They probably would have done it if not for the Gulf War. At one point members of Congress were threatening to take close air support away from the Air Force and let the Army fly fixed wing aircraft if they kept trying to cancel it.
The New Red Dawn movie looks more and more likely, all it would take would be the North Koreans getting a lot of under the table help from China and use the North Korean invasion of the USA as cover to take back Taiwan....
Then the next war we fight, we send a division of Pentagon bureaucrats to fight it.
That should put the fear of G_d in any enemy.
“...against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC...”
But hey... let’s not quibble over small details, right...
None of us can say what we want to say
This might come back and bite dear leader in the @$$, since all of those men and women entering the workforce will make unemployment go up.
There are very few countries that can project power across the oceans and North Korea is definitely not one of them. China is not one either..... for the moment.
I believe the Chinese are tiring rapidly with Chia Jr. and things appear to be getting worse. Dear Leader II and North Korea are becoming a major embarrassment to the Chinese government.
China wants trade and you have to think they would like a reformed North that would benefit them instead of the train wreck in the crosshairs of the UN that costs them money.
Israel should put a Bid in for those A 10s.
A lot of displaced soldiers and Marines will be hitting the job market at a bad time. There will be no Unemployment benefits for them. They wont be counted with the Millions of other people looking for a job.
Thanks Obama. You just created a new Voter Bloc for conservatives.