View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-07-2017, 05:14 PM
pjohns pjohns is offline
PW Enlightenment
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,509
Thanks: 10,458
Thanked 3,936 Times in 2,563 Posts
Default Our current military readiness

I have long known that our military is hollowed out. Mere comparisons of how many divisions the US has, vis-ŕ-vis other countries, blatantly ignores this fact.

Less than a week ago, however, Jennifer Griffin, on FNC, did a more specific accounting of the matter.

She noted the following:

*Marine aviators are cannibalizing other planes, just to get to the Middle East.

*Half of the B-1 bombers in South Dakota's air base could not fly; people there had to get spare parts from the "Boneyard," in Arizona, in order to make them fly.

*As to the army, only five--five--of 58 brigades are currently ready to fight.

This all sounds pretty depressing to me...
"In his second inaugural address, [Franklin D.] Roosevelt sought 'unimagined power' to enforce the 'proper subordination' of private power to public power. He got it…"—George Will, July 8, 2007
Reply With Quote