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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    That is most likely what he meant by "critical portions of U.S. defense spending."

    Apparently he doesn't understand what Patton said "Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Congress?
    Nice try, but no.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Nice try, but no.
    Congress controls the purse strings.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    What is left unmentioned is the billions spent for toys that at times the JCS, the military has told congress that it doesn't need, don't want and can't use. The problem is congress doesn't look at the military as an organization of national defense and give them what the military needs to accomplish that mission. Which by the way is more troops, not less. Congress and the administration looks upon the military as a civilian jobs producers and sustainer. They look at civilian jobs back home in their districts and states instead of military readiness.

    It is more important to keep those jobs in their districts and states making stuff the military doesn't need or want than to maintain the readiness of the military.
    But, you see, the manufacturers of those military machines that we don't really need contribute to campaigns and fund lobbyists. The soldiers fighting our wars don't.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    Congress controls the purse strings.
    Really? Who knew? /smh
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Really? Who knew? /smh
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Really? Who knew? /smh
    I wasn't sure if you knew that, But from a Republican stand point it makes sense. The troops do not give the Republicans near as much money as the defense contractors do so they are just protecting their back accounts. The wars are winding down so the troops get moved to the back of the bus.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    shrug...

    These cut are typical and unsurprising. When liberals are in control, the soldier gets the ax.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    We had Re-dux under Reagan, E-4's and below are mostly looking to serve their initial contract anyway. You can enlist people quickly, but you can't always get gear to them quickly.

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    But, you see, the manufacturers of those military machines that we don't really need contribute to campaigns and fund lobbyists. The soldiers fighting our wars don't.
    You my friend have hit the nail on the head. The campaign cash from lobbyist and those corporations of the military industrial complex are heard loud and clear. the soldier in the field, not at all.
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