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Old 12-07-2017, 06:14 PM
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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...
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