Gates cutting Pentagon budget by $78bn over five years; HASC Chairman not happy

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    BBC News - Gates cutting Pentagon budget by $78bn over five years

    Meanwhile, at the House Armed Services Committee:

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    Ill completely support Gates on this. Even the Pentagon's budget needs to be cut. There is no reason they cant be just as efficient with less money.
     
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    Entirely to small.

    And still waiting for the 100 billion the Republicans promised to cut.
     
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    Corporate States of America?

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    Why didnt your guys cut it when they had the chance to pass a budget?

    Why is it always the Republicans responsibility to cut when we all know the budget needs to be cut?
     
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    Thirteen-billion dollars for amphibious vehicles?

    What the fuck!
     
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    Better than genital washing...
     
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    A move in the right direction. Gates is the man.
     
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    I went to nam in 67 on a troop ship, and went down into a landing craft, where we went ashore. After plodding our way out of the South Sea to land, we marched into Vung Tau, a short distance. And we did have some ACAVs & tanks along the coast line, but we had no ammunition for our weapons (a whole division of troops). We then made a single line to get aboard Deuces to be trucked inland to our base camp. And in that line they passed us out 1 round of M-16 ammo, because their was a shortage.

    I make this point to say, you never know what is enough, or not enough in war. You might get by, or you might get killed, but you don't want to just get by. Remember our layman Rummy telling the troops to just get by.

    They could save about 2/3rd of their budget just getting rid of the contractors, and letting the military do their jobs.:eusa_angel:
     
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    Well we could discuss that.:lol:
     

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