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PostSubject: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:34 pm

Army plans to cut 40,000 troops

Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY 6:54 p.m. EDT July 7, 2015

The U.S. Army is reportedly cutting 40,000 troops in the next two years. That cut doesn't include the number that could be lost due to sequestration. Video provided by Newsy Newslook



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The Army plans to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years, a reduction that will affect virtually all of its domestic and foreign posts, the service asserts in a document obtained by USA TODAY.
The potential troop cut comes as the Obama administration is pondering its next moves against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria. President Obama said Monday he and military leaders had not discussed sending additional troops to Iraq to fight the Islamic State. There are about 3,500 troops in Iraq.
"This will not be quick — this is a long-term campaign," Obama said at the Pentagon after meeting top military brass in the wake of setbacks that have prompted critics to call for a more robust U.S. response against the Islamic State.
An additional 17,000 Army civilian employees would be laid off under the plan officials intend to announce this week. Under the plan, the Army would have 450,000 soldiers by Sept. 30, 2017, the end of the 2017 budget year. The reduction in troops and civilians is due to budget constraints, the document says.
The Pentagon's budget, released in February, envisioned the reduction to 450,000 would occur by Sept. 30, 2018.
Some of the cuts were expected. During the peak of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army swelled to about 570,000 soldiers to ensure that deployments could be limited to one year. After most troops came home from those wars, the Army planned to shrink.
The Army should bottom out at 450,000 soldiers, said Michael O'Hanlon, a military analyst at the Brookings Institution.
Cutting "more would make me quite nervous," he said.
The Army declined to comment on the proposed reductions in its forces.
If the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, set to begin in October, take place the Army would have to slash another 30,000 soldiers, according to the document. At that level, the Army would not be able to meet its current deployments and respond to demands for troops in other regions.
Among the proposed changes, brigades at Fort Benning, Ga., and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska will be downsized from units of about 4,000 soldiers to battalion task forces of 1,050 soldiers.
Downsizing Army forces in Alaska "makes no strategic sense," said Sen. Dan Sullivan, a Republican member of the Armed Services committee from Alaska. The White House emphasis on shifting military assets to the Asia-Pacific region and concerns about Russian aggression in the Arctic require strong forces in Alaska.
"One person who's going to be very pleased with this is Vladimir Putin," Sullivan said.
The Army overall will require more than 450,000 soldiers because the number of national security challenges around the world have "risen dramatically" in the past few years.
In 2013, the Army maintained in budget documents that dipping below 450,000 soldiers could prevent it from prevailing in a war.

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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:36 pm

Maybe they're just culling the fat in advance?

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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:01 pm

Could be a 'fake-left, go-right' in anticipation of something
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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:14 pm

FrontierJustice wrote:
Could be a 'fake-left, go-right' in anticipation of something

Obama's budget will look as good as can be his last year just so his replacement won't look too good.  Two party system.

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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:08 am

We're at peace.
The Patriot Act is expired.
The economy is good.
Gold and silver have been going down.
The dollar is strong.
Our pensions are in safe hands.
Obama is on his way out.
We are right on the verge of having a nuclear deal with Iran.
etc. etc. etc.

Now unless something changes, we probably won't need those troops!

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I wonder if any of these people care about what they are swearing an oath to uphold.

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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:38 am

OldTimes wrote:

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I wonder if any of these people care about what they are swearing an oath to uphold.


By taking this job I swear to obey all orders, big and small, go anywhere, under any flag or uniform, for any reason, and die for whatever cause or whim, and hold harmless all jews.

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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:33 pm

When you have nearly a half million soldiers on active duty.

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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:48 pm

There is maybe one Adamic man in that the photo.

The woman is not to fight according to YAHWAHs laws.

The rest should not be in America according to YAHWAHs laws.

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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:16 pm

I read that the US Armys racial demographic is now about 55% white.

Not sure if they are counting Mestizos are white however.

It'd be interesting to find this out to counter the 'Whites killing across the world' BS

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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:20 pm

Out of 500,000 US soldiers, just how many are 'Judens'
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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:22 am

NigelForage wrote:
There is maybe one Adamic man in that the photo.

The woman is not to fight according to YAHWAHs laws.

The rest should not be in America according to YAHWAHs laws.

lol!  Good to see there is some sarcastic humor here at the round table.
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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:24 am

Jacob Gold wrote:
Out of 500,000 US soldiers, just how many are 'Judens'

only the heroes
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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:45 am

Cutting the overall size of the army by 8% makes for a rush to stay on board and not be a part of the cut.  It's a kind of internal psy-op game of musical chairs.  Make it a privilege to be in the army and enforce better morale.  If it does turn into fake left and go right, the new expectations from the first tack can be made to apply either way.

Budget cutting does sound like convenient PR jargon, but boots on the ground options may in fact continue be less likely to occur ... all the hassle of our boys getting hit or hurt ... as post Iraq/Afghanistan trends have shown.  Aside from people being upset by losses. the point that these formerly peaceful countries have been set into conditions of permanent civil war hits home more than in cases like Libya or Yemen.



If ISIS happens to set off a nuke on Des Moines, the response will be measured, if not preplanned.
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PostSubject: Re: Forget the WWIII hype, here's the reality...   Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:21 pm

" Good to see there is some sarcastic humor here at the round table."

No humor there pal. The Holy Scriptures are all about race. As well as many other things.

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