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    Re: Army: Gays still can be dismissed if they speak up

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    "Best military in the world" is a meaningless concept. We have a bloated and expensive juggernaut that we almost never use and which costs us even more money when we do, but which would theoretically be useful in a third world war which probably won't happen because of the proliferation of nuclear weapons among all potential superpowers. Standing militaries aren't supposed to be as big as the United States's, partially because you can assemble relatively large ones in the scale of a few months if the state assumes control of the relevant industries (as was the case in WWI and WWII). U.S. military size and spending policy is a cold war relic based on the perception there is going to be a third world war at any moment and the United States has sole responsibility for providing the core of the Allied side.
    Really so tell me how are you suppossed to train all the soldiers and get them experienced to do thier jobs effectively in just a few months. And how would we produce the tons of sophisticated equipment in just a few months if the factories are not already set up to build this equipment. Will the tooling and dies just be formed out of thin air. Do you have any idea how much R@D goes into building a new airplane. Let alone how long it takes to build and test one. I dont belive you have ever been able to build up an effective army in months and you for sure cant do it with the tecnology that is involved in the millitary today. Try and not talk about things you have no idea about please
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    Re: Army: Gays still can be dismissed if they speak up

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    What you're telling me is literally "might makes right."
    We have the best trained troops in the world. There is plenty of PC policies being promoted in the military. It not about just might, it's about the quality throughout our military. All the OP says that the policy stands until it's officially resinded. But you have to be cautious how you change the military, and I don't give a damn what other countries do, because WE are the standard of the world for military quality, no them.
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    Re: Army: Gays still can be dismissed if they speak up

    Yeah they're moving towards getting rid of "3rd party outing," which was the way DADT was supposed to be to begin with. I don't understand why they seem to think repealing DADT would require some complicated implementation. It's really no different from having females in the military. If somebody makes unwanted advances, then it's sexual harassment. I think the members of the armed service are mature and professional enough to function without DADT.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Funny how you always view us as the problem. Let's see, United States has the best military in the world.....hmmmm. We MUST be doing something wrong.
    Yeah we spend too much on it.

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