View Poll Results: How should the United States deploy Troops?

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  • Stop being the world police, we need them here, all troops need to come home right away

    10 27.78%
  • Slowly bring all troops deployed around the world home

    8 22.22%
  • Strategically place troops in areas where they are needed most for security

    17 47.22%
  • We need more not less international involvement

    1 2.78%
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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post

    Sorry guys option 2 should say "Slowly" not "Slowing"
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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We should deploy our armed forces in whenever and where ever we need to, so as to keep small wars from turning into world wars.
    You know how much I hate agreeing with you? Sometimes I have to though, and this is exactly correct. There is a reason for bases in various places around the world, and for forward deployed naval elements. It is so we can rapidly respond to crises that arise that effect our interests around the world. In the modern world, we no longer have the luxury of thinking that things that happen elsewhere won't effect us.
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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    How do you think the United States should deploy their troops?

    Sorry guys option 2 should say "Slowly" not "Slowing"
    With exception to Afghanistan I say bring them all home immediately. They can be placed on our borders. Let the world solve their own problems.
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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Strategic deployment to protect American and international interests.
    Would that include middle east oil?
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    Re: Troop Deployment

    I have no problem leaving some troops around the world in places that are a direct and imminent threat to the U.S. interests, but we've played world policeman for far too long, we need to get the hell out of most overseas bases and let other countries handle their own defense. We need to seriously downsize our military, it's costing us too much and we're getting little or nothing out of it in return, except pointless, costly wars that get us nothing.
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    Re: Troop Deployment

    no vote
    I totally disagree with the third option.
    Of our "troops", 90% are for war; 10% are for peace.
    Lets reverse these and, for the first time in our existence, lets go to peace..
    Of course, the above numbers are fabricated, IMO, a man with a gun = war; a man with love = peace.
    Whatever happened to the "peaceniks" of 50 years ago ?

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    Re: Troop Deployment

    1 or 2 would be fine with me, the military is unnecessarily oversized and overfunded, We're investing more money in militarism than "Defense".

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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You know how much I hate agreeing with you? Sometimes I have to though, and this is exactly correct. There is a reason for bases in various places around the world, and for forward deployed naval elements. It is so we can rapidly respond to crises that arise that effect our interests around the world. In the modern world, we no longer have the luxury of thinking that things that happen elsewhere won't effect us.
    You have no idea how much I hate agreeing with this statement because sometimes I think we jump the gun and get involved in other countries that we shouldn't. But the geopolitical realities are that if we don't protect US and allied interests from aggressors the world would be amok. And I think there has been an unprecedented amount of world peace since WWII because of the size and strength of the US military. Nobody starts what they know we'll finish and a big stick keeps the peace. But we can have a more effective force without the sheer size and waste anymore. Military contracting is big business in DC and their lobbyists are some of the most competitive.
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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Bring them home now. It does no good to have all these troops all over the world, but to feed fuel to terrorism.


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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Stop being the world police, we need them here, all troops need to come home right away
    What if we don't want to come home?

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