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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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call congress. it's republicans who often wont appropriate the money.
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call congress. it's republicans who often wont appropriate the money.
Sorry, Salt, but it takes years to run the military down to this point. And it will take a few years to build it back without breaking the bank. So, if you want fingers pointed for the current military conditions, then you have to point them at the last administration.
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Sorry, Salt, but it takes years to run the military down to this point. And it will take a few years to build it back without breaking the bank. So, if you want fingers pointed for the current military conditions, then you have to point them at the last administration.
congress appropriates funds, my dear. but blame away just make the call and keep making it.
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congress appropriates funds, my dear. but blame away just make the call and keep making it.
Republicans have only had control of congress for the last 7 years, 6 of which they had a liberal, anti military president that was more interested in building entitlement spending than supporting our military. Military funding issues go back 20 years or more.
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make the call
Congressional Democrats insist on dollar for dollar matching increases in social welfare spending for increases in the defense spending. As long as Democrat Senators vote in lockstep, they can block or double the cost of defense spending increases. All the while Democrats bray in opposition to the President trying to get NATO members to pay their fair share for defense freeing up funds to rebuild our military.

So yes, call where it might do some good, Democrat Senators.
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Congressional Democrats insist on dollar for dollar matching increases in social welfare spending for increases in the defense spending. As long as Democrat Senators vote in lockstep, they can block or double the cost of defense spending increases. All the while Democrats bray in opposition to the President trying to get NATO members to pay their fair share for defense freeing up funds to rebuild our military.

So yes, call where it might do some good, Democrat Senators.
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[quote=getaclue;921419]republicans have only had control of congress for the last 7 years, 6 of which they had a liberal, anti military president that was more interested in building entitlement spending than supporting our military. Military funding issues go back 20 years or more.


BS,BS,BS,BS,BS,BS

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BS,BS,BS,BS,BS,BS
Deny, deny, deny. The simple fact is the Obama administration was behind slashing defense spending, the cause of our decline in military readiness.

Obama even looted to send plane loads of cash to a government with an official policy of death to America, Iran. Imagine that, money appropriated for our defense paid to an openly hostile, leading sponsor of terrorism in the world. Thanks Obama.
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