We’ve had several blogs on here lately that have been revealing President Obama’s intentional plans to weaken America’s military might (Pentagon Moves to Weaken Combat Troops and Family Values and Military Chaplains to be Charged with Sedition and Treason for Preaching Against Sin). Now you will see some of his additional measures to thin the ranks and reduce our weaponry.
In the president’s further push to weaken the military, he has forced the Pentagon to take a huge budget cut. That is not necessarily a bad thing, except Defense Secretary Leon Panetta continues to act like an Obama programmed robot and has laid down plans to reduce military personnel by over 80,000 over the next five years.
The Marine Corp stands to lose 15,200 from its active and reserve ranks. The Army and Army National Guard will be losing 67,100 soldiers while the Navy reduces its staff by 8,600 and the Air Force by 1,700 for a grand total of 82,600. The plan is supposed to help reduce the Pentagon budget by $487 billion dollars over the next ten years.
The drastic reductions are to be carried out by the elimination of a number of positions, tightening up enlistment standards and possibly offering incentives to not reenlist and/or to opt out of military service altogether. Among those being targeted for elimination included 8 Army brigades, 5 Marine infantry battalions and 4 marine tactical air squadrons, 6 Air Force fighter squadrons and 303 aircraft, and 7 Navy cruisers and 2 dock landing ships.
Additionally, reports in Washington suggest that Obama and Pentagon are planning to reduce our nuclear arsenal by as much as 50% to 80%. House Republicans are calling this a act of reckless lunacy and are vowing to block such a drastic reduction in our defensive weaponry. However, if they block this like they have other Democratic initiatives in the past year; Panetta will be free to chop away at nuclear weapons.
With nations like Iran and North Korea flexing their nuclear muscles, this is the worst time to reduce our own nuclear arsenal. Rather this is a time when the US needs to stand up to the international platform and warn countries like Iran that if they dare use a nuclear weapon on anyone that we will turn their miles of desert sand to glass.
If Obama is reelected in November, he will only continue to weaken America’s military to the point that we couldn’t even defend ourselves from a country like Lichtenstein, let alone the real world powers out there that would love nothing else than to destroy us.