Retired Gen. Jack Keane, a Fox News analyst, said Sunday that the U.S. military has been starved of the funding it needs and that we are even at risk of losing a war with China.
Our capabilities have eroded, and our readiness capability has significantly eroded. We’re just not paying the money it takes to train our pilots, maintain the training proficiency of our units, do the training for seamanship that’s necessary . . . On top of that, all the military services are too small.
Our extraordinarily irresponsible former president, Barack Obama, left this country in serious danger by allowing severe cuts to military spending while he pursued new adventures in social welfare programming.
It is not clear that the military will be rebuilt adequately under President Trump. Congress must appropriate more money, and Democrats, as Obama did, are holding military spending hostage to vast increases in domestic spending. Republicans will probably have to agree to it if they want to secure the country. Which of course fosters another national security nightmare Obama failed to address, the exploding federal debt.
I’ve never seen anythink like this. It’s like a candy store for journalists.
It’s so obvious that people within the administration with allegiance to Barack Obama are trying to take this White House down. The press claims the Trump people are leaking against each other, which may be true, but I doubt it goes as far as people are saying. You risk your job by leaking against other White House officials, and it’s not worth it.
But if you’re an Obama holdover and you are probably on the way out anyway, then treason looks good. I mean, what else would one call the leaking of Trump’s entire phone calls with the Mexican and Australian leaders. How can the president function if foreign leaders know their remarks to him are going to be come public? But it’s much more fun for the press to portray the White House as Game of Thrones than accuse Obama supporters of perfidy.
Add in the obvious contempt for which Hillary Clinton held classified information, and her ability to get away with mishandling it, and leaking becomes even easier.
Barack Obama, who was responsible for the nation’s security, insisted that military spending be included in the “sequester” that automatically cut government spending.
Testifying before Congress Monday evening, Secretary of Defense Mattis said “the damage has been severe” to our military as a result
No enemy in the filed has done more to harm to combat readiness of our military than sequestration. We have only sustained our ability to meet American’s commitments abroad because our troops have stoically shouldred a much greater burden.
Another gift by our leftist president to our fighting men and women, and our nation.
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