To save a division

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Salty, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Salty

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    How to maintain the current force of the Army.

    Recent news has informed us that the Army needs to be cut by some 50,000 troops - which would be about 3 division size units - as well as some support units.

    I did some quick guestamantion of the cost in pay of units:
    (Note: a division is about 10-12 K troops)

    Division -20 million dollars / month
    Brigade - 5 million dollars / month
    Battallion 1.25 million dollars /month
    Company .3 million dollars / month

    So here is the mission, what would be cut to maintain the Army at its current strength?

    Use some specifics - not just "cut food stamps" or cut the pay of Congress. (if congress worked for free - that would only pay for one BN)

    I am not looking for exact numbers - mine above are only guessmations - check the net for actual $ amounts of different programs to obtain a reasonable discussion.

    Also, I realize that I am only using the Army # - yes all Services will be subject to the cuts - but this is a start.

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    Why don't we start our cuts starting at the White House and then work down to the senate floor instead of cutting anything like "The Big Red One" or Second Armored or 10th Mountain Division!!!:type::type:
     
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    Now how about some specific programs with potential dollar amounts

    and BTW, the Second Armored Division cased it colors several years ago.
     
    #3 Salty, Feb 25, 2014
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