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The Budgets for the Armed Services Went Down

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Steven Yeadon, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Steven Yeadon

    Steven Yeadon Well-Known Member
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    President Trump's Administration released a Fiscal Year 2021 budget that cut spending for the military, but increased total defense spending beyond the uniformed services.

    The uniformed services are having to reassess whether the goals for a larger military armed with weapons and equipment that retains overmatch against China and Russia are both viable. The sense is to cut manpower to buy weapons, but all services right now except the Marine Corps are seen as too small for the kind of major combat operations they face.

    2021 Budget Spells The End of US Force Expansion


    I'm up in arms, personally. After what President Obama did to the military, it may take a decade or longer of rising budgets to set it fully a right. Remember to write your elected officials, because I plan to do just that, or call them.
     
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    Do not worry too much. The Trump administration has modernized much of the older technology. The Marine Corps is only set to lose about 2,000 personnel but almost all of that is in support, not combat. The good news is that the Navy will continue to grow its carrier force.
     
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    Don’t worry when crazy burnie gets in he will force his millennial henchmen in to service under gunpoint and fill the void... just like a true socialist!
     
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    President Trump has increased readiness and gotten many programs out of the gate. We will need years of steady purchases to replace our old equipment.

    About the Navy, they cut a cruiser and a nuclear submarine. Those are incredibly important against Russia or China. We really need a 355 ship Navy. That will take a decade of steady expansion.

    Yeah, the Marines can afford cuts.

    I worry most about the Army. They can't make trade offs right now. Manpower must go up, equipment must be replaced, and r&d must be invested in to tackle terrorism, rogue states, and China and Russia in a credible way that deters.
     
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    lol, Bernie will hand President Trump, who I'm not a real fan of, a second term. Millennial Marxism, wow the young are so far gone.
     
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    I wish the article were true, but I really doubt it.
     
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    If I may, what do you mean?
     
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    I don’t believe in feeding the massive military industrial complex. Yes, we need a navy. But we really don’t need to keep military units scattered around the globe.

    I believe we need to wean the rest of the world off of its dependence on the U.S military. We should not be the global police force. Countries need to learn to defend themselves. We need to cut military spending in order to balance the budget. Keep a reserve force to defend the states and stay out of other people’s business.

    All the retired officers cost a fortune. We need to cut the number of worthless generals we have by half - at least.

    And, yes, cutting the military will be needed to balance the budget. It was how the budget was balanced before.

    The intelligence industrial complex also needs to be cut.

    I would love to hear from that the military and intelligence were getting an actual cut instead of just a cut in the increase of their budget. But I doubt that is the case because Obama didn’t even cut the military budget.
     
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