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Obama plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops
Rueters ^ | 1/4/12 | Laura MacInnis and David Alexander

Posted on 01/04/2012 5:24:29 PM PST by Nachum

(Reuters) - The Obama administration will unveil a "more realistic" vision for the military on Thursday, with plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops and invest more in air and sea power at a time of fiscal restraint, officials familiar with the plans said on Wednesday.

The strategic review of U.S. security interests will also emphasize an American presence in Asia, with less attention overall to Europe, Africa and Latin America alongside slower growth in the Pentagon's budget, the officials said.

Though specific budget cut and troop reduction figures are not set to be announced on Thursday, officials confirmed to Reuters they would amount to a 10-15 percent decline in Army and Marine Corps numbers over the next decade, translating to tens of thousands of troops.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cut; ground; groundtroops; gutthemilitary; obama; troops

1 posted on 01/04/2012 5:24:31 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 01/04/2012 5:25:01 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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3 posted on 01/04/2012 5:27:51 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum

You’ve got to disarm the populace and then destroy the military before you can force a country into the slavery of communism. He may be just another dumbass Marxist hippy but he’s smart enough to know that.


4 posted on 01/04/2012 5:28:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes, it’s interesting that in addition to providing for our national defense the military as an insitution also provides probably the best ‘job training’ and ‘secondary education’ available. Hussein wants to cut this while expanding EBT Card use, Pell Grants, etc.


5 posted on 01/04/2012 5:34:24 PM PST by MSF BU
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To: Nachum

How many troops and how much training for them would 4 million dollars go? Hmmmm...


6 posted on 01/04/2012 5:36:09 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 01/04/2012 5:38:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum

I would think ships and planes would cost more than people.


8 posted on 01/04/2012 5:44:02 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
As a Rush caller once said...

Q What's the difference between a Democrat and a communist?

A "A communist will secure his borders and support his military."

9 posted on 01/04/2012 5:47:59 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: BenLurkin
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Countdown until Zer0 leaves Office: 382 days as of January 4, 2012.

10 posted on 01/04/2012 5:51:53 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Nachum

Idiots. Has these socialist fools not learned from the Soviet socialists? BOOTS on the ground hold land. You can bomb all you want too, but in the end, it is BOOTS ON THE GROUND that take and HOLD land. Idiots. Every stinking one of them are fools. Obama will DISARM the military. Get ready for it.


11 posted on 01/04/2012 5:55:04 PM PST by RetiredArmy (The End of Days draws near. In this time, you should be drawing closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.)
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To: Nachum

World Reknown Military Strategist Barack Hussein Obama


12 posted on 01/04/2012 5:57:20 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Iron Munro
World Reknown Military Strategist Barack Hussein Obama

That's "Renowned."
13 posted on 01/04/2012 6:00:10 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Nachum

All while he is hiring tens of thousands for the IRS , HHS, implementing obamacare, , NEA, etc.

FUBO. rot in he’ll you ghetto Marxist creep!


14 posted on 01/04/2012 6:00:10 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Nachum
You have to wonder how many of them will be transfered or absorbed into the "obama domestic army".

The economy can not absorb most of these troops into the job pool, so do you just give them unemployment checks or do you find "work" for them at home?

15 posted on 01/04/2012 6:05:33 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Nachum
When this piece of steaming feces was elected I actually thought “ It's going to be bad but we will get through this okay.” What a dummy I was.
16 posted on 01/04/2012 6:08:03 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: RetiredArmy

The Pentagon has added 99 general and flag officers in the last decade, which equates to an 11% growth in that category, higher than any other.
Despite all the bluster about trimming the numbers of admirals and generals (there were supposed to be 17 getting the axe through Gates’ plan), there were in fact 9 added to the roster. It would appear the GFOPS (general and flag officer protection society) has swung into high gear at the expense of the real warfighters.


17 posted on 01/04/2012 6:19:44 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: GreyHoundSailor

The “domestic army” is TSA agents. They are growing like wild fire.


18 posted on 01/04/2012 6:27:14 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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I am a mom and know nothing about the military, but wouldn’t this move indicate a likely further reliance on the use of non-human resources in conflicts - like the increasingly popular drones? It seems as though it would be easier for politicians like ours to go ahead and jump heedlessly into conflicts which could go on and blossom into full-blown disasters if the human cost (and voter wrath) for our side is thought negligible in the decision-making process. Yet I want our military people as safe as possible and armed with the best available weapons.


19 posted on 01/04/2012 6:29:00 PM PST by Coyote Choir
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To: Nachum

If we’re going to cut tens of thousands, why was there such a big rush to get the sexual disorientation crowd into the military? With a smaller military, it would seem that we’d only want America’s best.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 6:32:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

Shades of Slick Willy. Instead of Slick Willy’s brilliant idea of making 1/3 to 1/2 of each division guard and reserve with no training and no equipment, the Food Stamp President will just turn them loose with an economy that is in the pits. Trying to cause social unrest seems to be the objective.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 7:16:06 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If we’re going to cut tens of thousands, why was there such a big rush to get the sexual disorientation crowd into the military? With a smaller military, it would seem that we’d only want America’s best.

Now they will have an even larger impact on the overall military population. Almost like a plan, really.

22 posted on 01/04/2012 7:32:31 PM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Nachum

How many white surrender flags did he order?


23 posted on 01/04/2012 9:10:28 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum

They can be stationed on the borders, relax and help ping bogies until the Mexicans know we mean business.


24 posted on 01/05/2012 5:08:58 AM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, "...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Nachum

Obama works for some other country as he can’t possible be an American President...saying from the get go he would transform our nation and Michelle saying we would even have to give up some traditions....what they mean is America will no longer represent the Land of The Free except for the elites of which Obama is Chief Thug. What other country reduces its security in the face of on going terrorism...Obama seems to want this nation to be vanquished along with Israel. Impeachment anyone?


25 posted on 01/05/2012 8:44:42 AM PST by yoe
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