Obama Cuts Could Make Air Force Smallest Ever And Make Navy Smallest Since 1915

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    If Obama were to do this, our country would be in great peril for our national security would be at dire risks. Right now, Russia and China are having massive buildups to their military hardware. They are developing at a rapid pace new weapons platforms that would pose a threat to our vital interests around the globe. I am not for reducing our Air Force down to the smallest level ever as well as lower the number of Naval vessels to WW1 levels in 1915 of 147 ships when we now have 436 ships. I believe by doing this, Obama would send a signal to our adversaries that our nation is weak and they would probably perceive it that way. In reality, we would definitely be weaker. This is a foolish move if it happens. These cuts was determined when the Super Committee was giving the task of coming up with a solution to reduce our spending and our deficit. Democrats walked out the other day rejecting the Republicans fair proposal putting our national security at serious risk. In a statement, John McCain said the automatic cuts "would set off a swift decline of the United States as the world's leading military power. ... This is not an outcome that we can live with, and it is certainly not one that we should impose on ourselves. The sequester is a threat to the national security interests of the United States, and it should not be allowed to occur." I agree. We should never put our status as the worlds superpower in jeopardy and should instead be on a constant buildup of technological advance weapons systems that no country can rival.

    Panetta Warns Of Smallest Air Force Ever If Deep Defense Cuts Made | Fox News

    The number of U.S. ground forces would drop to levels not seen since 1940, the Navy would drop to the smallest number of ships since 1915 and the Air Force would be the smallest ever, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in warning Congress of the dire implications of deeper defense cuts.

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    You need to have a talk to the poster who started the thread the other day saying that when the President has a Congress that isn't of the same party he is,

    things like this are out of his control.
     
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    You know when the money interests in the defense lobby wake up and start to stir,

    things are going to get ugly.
     
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    If Tea-Tards weren't such chicken shits we wouldn't need a large military.
     
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    What power does Obama have over the super-committee?
     
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    Who could possibly believe this nonsense? Next, these morons will be saying Obama took a trip costing 200 million dollars a DAY.

    Oh, wait......
     
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    Panetta: "Oh noes, don't take away the military's mountain of money! How will we pay for our overpriced pet projects?"

    If such drastic cutbacks were to be made, I would give Obama a standing ovation. We might still have the largest military budget in the world after that; that's how much money the DoD is wasting right now. Also, I've said it before and will say it again; what the U.S is doing with its military right now is doing the country more harm than good in more ways than one (creating more enemies for us, wasting American lives on futile nation-building missions, wasting valuable resources and money, etc). It's a win-win-win situation.

    Scratch that last thought, there would be losers: Weapons/military equipment manufacturers, uber-hawks in the GOP that financially benefit from said manufacturers... and that's all I can think of.
     
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    If the proposed cuts in defense are made, how long will it be before another 9/11 happens only this time they may take out a whole city like L.A. or New York. I saw the world on the brink in the Cuban Missile Crisis and don't ever want to be that close to total destruction again, so unless you've been there, don't comment on something you've never experienced.
     
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    Yeah, we can thank Bush for 9/11.
     
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    In 1960 we spent twice as much, as a % of GDP, on defense as we do now. So if doubling what we now spend on defense couldn't prevent another Cuban missile crisis,

    how much do you think would?
     

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