View Poll Results: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

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  • No, even more troops should be deployed overseas

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    *sigh*

    China and NK aren't allies... I don't know why people keep pushing this. China is the US's #1 trading partner and we're not going to be fighting for that very reason. The Chinese no longer care about the little third world country that barely touches them.
    That would come as a real surprise to Kim Jung Un.
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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, and making up your own creative definitions to common words communicates so much better than those old, mediocre definitions found in the dictionary.
    That is exactly what the your media role models do when they misuse words trying to sound educated and give a new definition to oxymoron! But no, we can't question our gurus, especially the frauds who write dictionaries today that permissively include these errors as legitimate alternatives.
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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    We should be out of europe...no reason to have troops in UK...Italy and Germany....japan and S korea I can see and certainly afghanistan until our politicians call it off totally

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The only troops that should be abroad are the ones assigned to embassy's for their protection. The rest should be brought home. We have the technology to send a missile to any point on the Earth. Use it if we need to help defend an ally or even take out a country should the actual need arise. There is no need to send troops to thier deaths on foreign soil at all.
    Except for seizing the OPEC oilfiields. But that's not the treason of defending foreign countries that most Americans are outraged by, that's defending ourselves from illegal price-fixing cartels.
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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    I think the troops in the East-Asian countries are needed. Drastically reduce in all others.

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    We need to stop being the world's cop. We have bigger problems here at home. We send troops to countries who have broken treatiees with us, who don't like us, which have no military or strategic importance. As I said before, we have a military obligation to the UN and NATO and thats enough. If those troops get in a scrap and they need more help fine but really.

    Also reducing the size of the military would lower the deificit at least alittle bit.

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Have you told the North Koreans this? They may be surprised to hear it.



    Just as a side note, are you aware of how many people believed that war between the British and German empires was impossible due to this same logic?
    You already made that point earlier. Times have changed since the 1910s. The world is much MUCH more interconnected now.

    And sure, NK might think China is their ally, but in all reality they aren't. I don't care what delusions Kim Jong-un has.

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    We need to stop being the world's cop. We have bigger problems here at home. We send troops to countries who have broken treatiees with us, who don't like us, which have no military or strategic importance. As I said before, we have a military obligation to the UN and NATO and thats enough. If those troops get in a scrap and they need more help fine but really.

    Also reducing the size of the military would lower the deificit at least alittle bit.

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    I agree with about 3/4ths of this post. I don't believe we should even entertain NATO and UN with troops. Honestly, entangling international alliances hurt more than help our country. Without a declaration of war from our Congress...we shouldn't be sending troops anywhere near combat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    You already made that point earlier. Times have changed since the 1910s. The world is much MUCH more interconnected now.

    And sure, NK might think China is their ally, but in all reality they aren't. I don't care what delusions Kim Jong-un has.
    You know China pretty much props up North Korea. If they weren't allies then North Korea would cease to exist...end of discussion on that matter.
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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    I agree with about 3/4ths of this post. I don't believe we should even entertain NATO and UN with troops. Honestly, entangling international alliances hurt more than help our country. Without a declaration of war from our Congress...we shouldn't be sending troops anywhere near combat.



    You know China pretty much props up North Korea. If they weren't allies then North Korea would cease to exist...end of discussion on that matter.
    Care to provide a source for that huge claim of yours?

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    Re: Should the US reduce its global military presence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    Care to provide a source for that huge claim of yours?
    This is a good read...


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