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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Republican hawks use sharp rhetoric to fight deeper Pentagon budget cuts

They should cut weapons programs first, not end-strength. This is utter idiocy. Instead, politicians will keep the weapons programs because they are beholden to the defense industrial complex and their donations. It takes years for us to build effective combat leaders... the military should be about people, not weapons systems. Given the 10-year strain on our already combat weary force if we cut end-strength we will never be able to give the troops a break at home. Mental health disorders will get worse, even more divorces will happen, and our military will be hurt further.

Here is a quote from the article:
The GOP staff goes so far as to warn that more Defense Department budget cuts “could force America to return to the draft” because the Army and Marine Corps would collectively shed 200,000 troops to cut costs.

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