Maybe Obama and Napolitano ought to have the Department of Homeland Security give their fair share of ammunition to the people who really need it — our troops.
United States Marines are being told to preserve ammunition and gasoline as a deal softening the impact of automatic spending cuts continues to elude leaders in Washington. Marine Corps Commandant James Amos urged personnel in a video posted online Friday to “save every round, every gallon of gas,” and to “take every single aspect or opportunity in training to get the most bang for the buck,” a reminder of the cuts’ immediate effect on the U.S. military.
Obama gets a two-fer here: He can blame the Republicans for his sequester while weakening the military.
Maybe we need an ammo sharing program.
While the Marines are using ammunition parsimoniously, the Department of Homeland Security is acquiring it profligately having recently “issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.”
That’s a lot of bullets and one wonders if the assaulters at DHS could be persuaded to share with the Marines. And, if not, then, as this Forbes piece asks, what does DHS need the ammunition for and why does it have money to buy bullets when the Marines do not?
Good questions. A shame nobody will answer them.