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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    True.

    Just like all other bureaucracies. Are there any that don't have waste?

    This is why so many of us want the smallest government possible.
    I agree completely. If the average person had any idea just how much the military wastes I imagine there would be plenty of outrage. But I guess the exact same thing could be said for the government as a whole. I am just in the Army so I see that first hand.

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    I agree completely. If the average person had any idea just how much the military wastes I imagine there would be plenty of outrage. But I guess the exact same thing could be said for the government as a whole. I am just in the Army so I see that first hand.
    I was in for 11 years. I have also seen government waste elsewhere. In reality, the military probably wastes less of a percentage of it's money than other government bureaucracies.

    How many other government bureaucracies have you seen first hand?

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    I think (as a non American) the cuts are manpower cuts to reduce down to pre WW2 levels - not to reduce equipment down to pre WW2 levels.

    This graph may help you understand how you're still spending at least as much as the next 14 biggest spenders on the military and that includes Russia and China's budget combined.



    Why do you "need" to spend 3 times as much as China and Russia's total yearly expenditure anyway?
    Don't you realize stuff cost a fortune here in the US.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This topic is specifically about the Army, where these cuts would not have much of an impact on our ability to provide aid which is mostly done by the Navy and Marine Corps in terms of total volume.
    You still cannot rebuild an army overnight if needed. Consider it work to keep the military employed while waiting for real world needs of the Army. The same with any other branch. You cannot assemble it overnight.

    Remember the quote "As you know, ah, you go to war with the army you have---not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time." This is because Clinton cut our military too much, and even the time leading up, we were unable to rebuild as we wanted.

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

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    There will always be a genocidal dictator.
    I believe you are wrong.

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No, it was Obama's plan.
    I guess I imagined the whole super committee thingy.....I need my medications adjusted.

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    There will always be a genocidal dictator.
    And there will always be a US with a big stick on the world stage, count on it.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    No army ever won a war acting defensively. You win a war by attacking.
    Then that means you start a war, very bad idea. You don't have to worry about winning a war if you don't attack somebody and start a war.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Obama not only let Putin invade Georgia, he praised him for it.

    I wouldn't feel to 'safe' if I were you.
    I'm feeling very safe.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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