Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
Would Ronald Reagan have done this? When the U.S. still the worlds super power negotiates with the likes of Iran they must do so with the threat of military force on the table.
NOT LIKE WHEN JIMMY CARTER OCCUPIED THE WHITE HOUSE.
Jimmy promised the works at Rockwell International that he would continue to fund the B1 Bomber, of course to get votes.
The number of planes that were put into service though not as stealthy as the B-2 Bomber was a work horse during the gulf wars.
Only members of the private sector will get the day off with pay. Three other useless government holidays will be cancelled.
We start with scrapping Labor Day which is a day of pay for overpaid union workers. Then Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., King was good on Civil Rights but he plagiarized his doctoral thesis, and Columbus day as it’s doubtful Columbus discovered America.
So now that we are temporarily stuck with Obama, who is destroying our country and our military at the same time.
History will record that Obama edged out Carter significantly as the worst occupant of the White House in U.S. History.
Credit: David B. Gleason/wikimediaThe New York Times is reporting that the Pentagon plans to reduce the Army to its smallest size since before the Second World War.
According to the Times, the new Pentagon spending proposals, which have been endorsed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will ensure that the U.S. is capable of defending itself while being too small to engage in long-term foreign occupations like those in Iraq and Afghanistan.
From the Times:
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.
An unnamed official told the Times that the reduced Army will “be agile. It will be capable. It will be modern. It will be trained.” This sounds similar to the sort of military force that the French recently deployed in Mali and the Central African Republic. First class, but not equipped for nation building.
The proposals will reportedly shrink the Army to between 440,000 and 450,000 troops in the coming years. The Army’s highest number of troops post-9/11 was 570,000.
The U.S. is not the only country planning to cut the size of its army. The British government is planning on reducing the size of the British Army to 82,000 by 2020. In 2010, the British Army had 102,260 troops. The decision was criticized by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who said that the reductions would hamper the U.K.’s ability to be a “full partner” with the U.S.
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