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Top officers issue urgent warning over budget cuts
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Top officers issue urgent warning over budget cuts
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By RICHARD LARDNER, AP
2 hours ago

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testifies on Capitol Hill in Wa...
WASHINGTON — Pending automatic spending cuts have put the U.S. armed forces on a path to being so unprepared for combat that it would be "immoral" to use them, the Defense Department's top leaders told lawmakers Tuesday in their most dire warning yet of how looming budget reductions could undercut military readiness.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in response to a question during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that neither he nor any of the four-star officers in charge of the military services have considered resigning to protest the billions in dollars in cuts that will begin on March 1 unless Congress acts to stop them. LINK: http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news...se.Budget/
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I'm wondering when enough money is really enough money for the Military.
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We don't need a military the size of ours. It's time for some cutting.

Of COURSE they are going to cry about cuts, it's their job.

Justin
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JustinHEMI;78396 Wrote:We don't need a military the size of ours. It's time for some cutting.

Of COURSE they are going to cry about cuts, it's their job.

Justin

I disagree Justin. We should have the most powerful, strongest military in the world NO EXCEPTIONS!
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We do, 10 times over. We don't need a military the size of ours.

Justin
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I am with Justin and Andrew cut it down. Leave the key elements intact such as maintaining the fleet of fighter jets etc operational, also leave a portion of the active duty troops intact as a "fast response team". Pull out of foreign bases such as Germany, Korea, etc. Keep another portion of the active duty boys as reservists that should be prepared to respond to duty at a moments call. Also lets stop "intervening" in foreign affairs. We should only use military force to protect against immediate threats against the USA.
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It is our uncontrolled military spending that will be our undoing.

Justin
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Big government is big government.
That includes big military.

We can have the best military without it being the bloated out of control monster it currently has become.
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We should have a military capable of defending the US and the US alone. No more "defending" foreign interests and certainly no more of this "nation building" crap.
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Bring the troops home immediately. It'll save lives and this country money. Secure the borders. End the foreign wars our service men and women have been fighting since late 2001. It's been over ten years! WWII didn't last this long. Nazi Germany had tanks, airplanes, the Atlantic Wall, and a huge army.

Al Qaeda has small arms, no air force, no tanks, no mechanized units. They travel on scooters, in pick up trucks and by foot. Let the Afghan people and their army deal with them and the Taliban.
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