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Furthermore,
the "jumping ship" from the military has already began as early as
last December (mass exit). I know several dozen Marines in all ranks (Pvt – BGen) that
are packing it in because of the current administration and the
direction it is going. Many, many of those (and I'm talking in the
hundreds) are combat hardened warriors that served in both Iraq and
Afghanistan. YOUR Marine Corps is already changing at a cyclic speed and
the American people don't even know it.

Wait until Feb when the Marine Corps lays of 200,00 then more in
March and even more in the following months as we have already been
instructed. The cuts to America's military is going to be massive and
will continue throughout 2013-14. One might ask, what kind of Marines
will be in the Marine Corps if that majority of combat hardened warriors
are getting out? What will the unemployment numbers in America look
like after 20,000 Marines in Feb, March, April hit the streets looking
for a job?

Time for a C-Gar

 

 

WASHINGTON – The nation's top military leaders warned
Congress in unusually stark terms that its failure to pass a 2013
defense budget – coupled with the threat of automatic budget cuts – has
pushed the Pentagon to the brink of a crisis.

They wrote in a joint letter to congressional leaders that the readiness of U.S. armed forces is at a "tipping point."

A copy of the letter was provided Wednesday to The Associated Press.

The military leaders said that troops in combat and those who are
being treated for wounds will get the funds needed. But the rest of the
force will be severely compromised if the Pentagon has to continue
operating on last year's budget.

"We are on the brink of creating a hollow force," said the letter
signed by the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and
National Guard, as well as the chairman and vice chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff.

The Pentagon is facing two major money problems. First is the threat
of drastic additional budget cuts if Congress and the Obama
administration are unable to agree on debt-reduction measures by March.
The second is Congress' failure thus far to pass a 2013 budget; that has
left the Pentagon on a spending path based on its previous budget.

In their letter the military leaders said the main risk is that
budget conditions will create such a wide disconnect between their
spending needs and the available funds that the armed forces will be ill
prepared for future combat.

"Should this looming readiness crisis be left unaddressed, we will
have to ground aircraft, return ships to port, and stop driving combat
vehicles in training," they wrote, adding that training would have to be
reducing by almost half of what was planning just three months ago.

"To avert this crisis we urge you to take immediate action to provide adequate and stable funding for readiness," they wrote.

"Under current budgetary uncertainty, we are at grave risk of an
imposed mismatch between the size of our nation's military force and the
funding required to maintain its readiness, which will inevitably lead
to a hollow force."

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has been making similar arguments.
Last Thursday he told a Pentagon news conference that the threat of
drastic spending cuts triggered by failure to reach a debt-reduction
deal by March, coupled with Congress' failure to pass a 2013 defense
budget, is creating "a perfect storm of budget uncertainty."

"We have no idea what the hell's going to happen," he said. "All
told, this uncertainty, if left unresolved by the Congress, will
seriously harm our military readiness."

In a statement responding to the Joint Chiefs' letter, Rep. Howard P.
"Buck" McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said
Wednesday that it should serve as a "wake-up call" to Congress and the
White House.

"The condition of our armed forces is swiftly declining. And this is
the first red flag on what could be a hazardous road for our national
security," said McKeon, R-Calif.

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Comments

  1. It’s all part of the plan Major…we assume it is not well thought through,but it is…Read rules for Radicals, Clowerd-Piven, go to David Horowitz’s website…fill those slots with useful idiots (communist term) who have no regard or understanding of the Constitution or training in integrity, honor, semper fi etc, remove all the old guard generals and commissioned officers with tools and you now have a citizen army capable of turning on their own countrymen. It sounds all conspiracy crazy, but it is in black and white spelled out in this administration and friends playbook.

  2. Maj. Pain,
    I believe that Lenin killed his Russian Military officer
    corp when he took over to quell any disent from them.
    He, and his henchman, murdered thousands of officers
    in the early years after the revolution.
    No murders of officers today but not reelisting them,
    and many enlisted men, smells like the same results
    are desired as in soviet Russia long ago.
    They destroy the leaders and the ranks will follow them.

  3. No surprise to me. Oblammy is following the Leninist
    playbook to the letter.
    His effort to suspend the 2nd amendment and gutting our
    fine military personnel will make it easy for him to remain
    in power 4ever and destroy the nation he was schooled to
    despise so much.
    The one big difference is that Lenin & Stalin murdered
    thousands of their military officer corp.

  4. Yes, all of the good officers in the military (that will push back)for what is right are being sent away and the puppets are being left. Sums it up.

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