Gates to Cut Major Military Command in Virginia, Officials Say

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    they need to cut it 50%
    republitards don't like big gubmint unless it's Military, DEA, immigration, or NASCAR promotions.
     
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    Of what the entire world spends on military spending, The United States spends 46.5%, and the next ten countries - combined - spend 20.7%. World Military Spending ? Global Issues

    I'm pretty sure we can tighten our belts in this area, no harm no foul.
     
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    did you ever think that perhaps one of the reaons the rest of the world is able to spend less is because they know the good old USA will be there to bail them out? does anyone really think that if we drastically slashed our military budget, the world would be a safer place?
     
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    FUCK THE REST OF THE WORLD, we are going broke defending europeans on the beach sipping Mai tai's. Cut the budget in half, if somebody attacked us we could still whipe them and the next biggest country off the map with military folks just from Texas.
     
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    So you think it's a good thing that it's become our implied responsibility to be the world's Police?
     
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    Dumbass-o-crats love big gubmint in every other facet though. :cuckoo:
     
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    In a post 9/11 world, our military and intelligence spending is so out of control that even the people at the top of it don't even fully know where it's heading.
     
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    And republiKlans love the ghestapo parts of big gov tit. Low iq's work well in military and law enforcement.
     
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    From a purely military perspective, Gates' move is a stupid one.

    Here's the problem with the military: much of it is redundant and cost consuming. When you have separate services, each one has a staff section that handles personnel, logistics, intelligence, training, operations, communications, payroll, etc. And when military units deploy into foreign countries, make-shift staffs are created to coordinate these tasks in addition to the pie-slice staff functions each separate military unit takes along with them. In other words, an Army infantry battalion will still bring along its personnel, intelligence, operations, training, logistics, communication, etc. staff element while that task force headquarters will create an impromptu equivalent at its echelon to coordinate these tasks. A deployed unit consists of roughly 15 to 20 percent of actual combat troops while the rest of it is made up of all these other support elements.

    What the military has needed to do for a long time is to streamline the support side of the house and eliminate a lot of these redundancies in order to make the force more efficient. This would mean breaking a lot of cherished rice bowls that each service tends to defend, but it would make sense. Intelligence dissemination would be streamlined on the battlefield rather than slowed down by each separate service's internal bureaucracy; operations would be more efficiently planned, trained and executed rather than mired in intra-service rivalry and politics; logistics would be handled much more efficiently; communications systems would be standard; there are so many advantages to a truly unified structure among the separate services rather than an ad-hoc mix, which is how we've done it since World War II.

    This is what the Joint Forces Command was all about. And now this retard has pushed the Department of Defense backwards into the 20th century by eliminating it.
     
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