- Jan 25, 2010
I agree with some of what you're saying but it's really not that simple. I'd love to disengage with much of what the military is tasked with but we shouldn't do it by apologizing or leaving our door unlocked.our limping national defense capabilities?
We have fucking 11 carrier battle groups, each of which can wipe a country off of the face of the earth in short order. Nukes galore. Unmanned drones. Cruise missiles.
If anything our military needs reshaped the way our commanders have been asking for for decades. "Leaner, meaner, more technologically advanced."
We don't need 200 foreign bases.
I'm associated with the military as both a veteran and a person who works with and around the average GI....they are in poor shape as they are continually threatened with reduced benefits and compared to postman....the equipment is even worse. Most of it is a pile of polished turds that are more expensive to keep active than to buy new equipment.
It's almost as over simplified as Obamas statement about horses and bayonets. That just proved to me he really doesn't get it. I won't even bring up Libya.