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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

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    No. Strategic defensive.

    Hannibal's army was an army of conquest. Fabius was named defender of the land. He prepared Rome for Hannibal's attack. Then he Began to deal with Hannibal. He had all of the people along Hannibal's expected march routes burn the crops, buildings and despoil their fields. This is a defensive measure. It is not offensive in nature. From that point it was guerrilla tactics of small raids followed by rapid retreats.

    For the Romans the Army must remain intact. If defeated Rome's allies would abandon Rome. So Quintus Fabius Maximus avoided battle.

    An offensive strategy would have taken the battle to Carthage and pulled Hannibal out of Rome.
    Offensive, in the sense that it involves choosing the time and place to attack.
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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    I believe the big thing here may not be the amount of cuts, but what the remaining money is spent on.

    I would like to see a change in the way Defense Contracts are handled who gets those contracts. I believe that American Companies need to given preference in all cases and the only Nations who should be outside America need to limited to The U,K, Canada, and Australia, thus creating jobs, and insuring the flow of important items we need in times of war.
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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I believe the big thing here may not be the amount of cuts, but what the remaining money is spent on.

    I would like to see a change in the way Defense Contracts are handled who gets those contracts. I believe that American Companies need to given preference in all cases and the only Nations who should be outside America need to limited to The U,K, Canada, and Australia, thus creating jobs, and insuring the flow of important items we need in times of need.
    You limit the bids and the costs will soar for the same contracts

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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    You need to surgically cut the defense...bottom line is this in my mind...if you have our young men and women on the battlefield they DESERVE the best of the best we can give them in equiptment, weapons and the most technologically advanced offensive and defensive equipt and weapons...REGARDLESS of the cost. If you dont like how much that costs that simply bring OUR KIDS HOME but until you do bring them home...PAY FOR THEM RISKING it all for YOU

    You can bring home unnecessary deployed troops that in are peacetime areas and close those bases that cost a fortune to maintain...like germany, like japan...make S Korea pay for our protection costs that are in much better fiscal shape than we are...and other posts around the globe that arent serving any real purpose. Cut adminstrative costs whatever it takes...but keep our troops in the best if your going to keep them in combat.

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    Re: ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’

    The system is based on the lowest priced bids. You will notice that the Major contracts for planes and choppers of all sizes are domestic companies, as all very many of the smaller items such as firarms.

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