Obama’s Vision of a ‘Realistic’ Military Includes Cutting Tens of Thousands Troops

Posted by on Jan 05, 2012 at 8:36 am

So once again history is being repeated. For some reason the dunderheads living inside the bubble of DC must think we are experiencing some sort of worldwide peace or something. They are doing something this country has done over and over again, always with dire consequences. The are fighting the current war without keeping an eye on future wars or in this case, even past wars. They are laboring under the illusion of being able to fight and win wars by pushing a button far removed from the battlefield. I have one challenge for them. Name me one, just one, conflict which was ever decided without having a man on the ground to secure that ground and plant the flag.

While they are looking for that little bit of human history the Obama administration continues it’s attempts to placate their base and make policy decisions not based on the needs of the nation but rather their fellow travelers on the socialist crazy train.

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.

Seems the only area they wish to ‘exercise fiscal restraint’ is in the defense budget.

The most profound shift in the strategic review is an acceptance that the United States, even with the world’s largest military budget, cannot afford to maintain the ground troops to fight more than one major war at once. That is a move away from the “win-win” strategy that has dominated Pentagon funding decisions for decades.

The move to a “win-spoil” plan, allowing U.S. forces to fight one campaign and stop or block another conflict, includes a recognition that the White House would need to ramp up public support for further engagement and draw more heavily on reserve and national guard troops when required.

They then break out the Libya argument. One flaw big boys, the rebels were your proxy troops on the ground. Surely you are not basing our national security strategy on counting on local partisans. I’m sure there are millions of say North Koreans ready to turn on their slave masters.

Folks, this man and his minions only have this year left in office but the devastation is going to last for possibly decades.

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