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Swampcat
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Sickening


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Roaad
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so now a pay raise is a cut?
Not sure.

You guys are the one's that count tax cuts as spending.


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SM6
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Two carriers in such a small area is difficult enough, between the escort force and the replenishment ships, there is hardly enough room to maneuver. Would it be nice to have 6 Carrier Air Wings in the Gulf should Iran get fresh with us? Sure! However in such a small area the ability to operate en masse is limited. Plus we have enough land bases in Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi to compensate should shite get real.


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SM6
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A lot of former officers making lots of money working for defense contractor outfits these days.

Perhaps, that's what he's getting at.


My contractors employ PLENTY of former enlisted men and women. I've worked with some technical specialists from the USAF that run circles around their officer counterparts and get paid for it.


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SM6
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Sea conditions?


Geography.

Plus the basic Iranian SOP is a swarming technique of small cheap missile boats in ungodly numbers. We can kill 99.9% of em, but all it takes is one to get through. The fact that their coast line is littered with tiny islands and inlets isn't in our favor either.


I B Freeman
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There is nothing more important than the military mission


Got to call BS on that one.

We have had several military missions that certainly proved unimportant. Not the least of which was LBJ's Viet Nam.

We should absolutely support the men and women in the military but we should be very, very critical of those that would put those men and women in harm's way. We have an obligation to question and criticize war efforts of the politicians. It sickens me that Obama gets a free ride on his expansion of our war effort.

We should change our foreign policy today and start reducing our world wide policeman obligation--Israel, Taiwan, NATO, UN, SEATO all should stand on their own.

We have screwed up in the Middle East so many times that our reputation is tarnished there. The Iranians hate us for installing the Shah in 1953 after they had adopted a republic form of government. All the Arabs are suspect of support of Israel. We bribe the Palestinians and Egyptians and Saudis and Jordanians.

Let's get the heck out of there tomorrow.


SM6
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It sickens me that Obama gets a free ride on his expansion of our war effort


If I had to guess it is because he has done more to draw down the troops, even though he has been more aggressive in exerting force in places such as Pakistan and Lybia, while showing retraint in Syria because of 1-A total lack of cohesive opposition and 2-The fact that many of the rebel fighters in Syria are the same ones who would jump back and forth over the border with Iraq in 2005.

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We have screwed up in the Middle East so many times that our reputation is tarnished there. The Iranians hate us for installing the Shah in 1953 after they had adopted a republic form of government. All the Arabs are suspect of support of Israel. We bribe the Palestinians and Egyptians and Saudis and Jordanians.


Couldn't agree more. The Saudi's support us because they know that we will not let their regime fall to an aggressor as long as we have an open valve to their oil (see: Iraq 1991) As long as we blindly support Israel no matter what they do to Palestinians (right or wrong) we will continue to face a hostile Arab world, and unlike pissing off say the French or Spanish... the Arabs fight.


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Layabout
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Making announcements regarding military strength or lack of is what I am talking about. Announcing to your adversaries that strength is down. Very basic really.


I think our adversaries are perfectly capable of counting the number of carrier groups in the Persian Gulf.


nola tiger lsu
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re: BREAKING: Truman deployment cancelled
In the real world, no... On this wing nut board, of course, we should have 7 there.


SevenLinesofPine
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This is a disgrace!!!!!!!!! Military spending as percent of GDP, what ARE WE THINKING letting our most dangerous enemy Iran priotize military over us and we're going to cut!! WHAT!


Navytiger74
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This is a disgrace!!!!!!!!! Military spending as percent of GDP, what ARE WE THINKING letting our most dangerous enemy Iran priotize military over us and we're going to cut!! WHAT!


In our defense, many of those nations' Armed Forces have an expansive and standing internal security role.


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LaFlyer
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Layabout


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Making announcements regarding military strength or lack of is what I am talking about. Announcing to your adversaries that strength is down. Very basic really.

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I think our adversaries are perfectly capable of counting the number of carrier groups in the Persian Gulf.
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Then let them, it's not the DOD's job to give scouting reports for prospective adversaries.
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Navytiger74
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LaFlyer


Dude.

1. Hit reply
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3. Right click (or cntl c)
4. Left click the "quote" button to the right of the text box
5. Hit space
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Cholo
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Is there a reason we need two there?


Not that I can think of.


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Cholo
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In the real world, no... On this wing nut board, of course, we should have 7 there.




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Champagne
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Smaller govt is smaller govt.


You think that FedGov is going to get smaller, spend less, regulate less and control less of the private economy?

You are in for a surprise !


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choupiquesushi
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Is there a reason we need two there?


the middle east has been a hot bed of activity for the last 20 years. I have no idea if one carrier is enough to do what is required...


2 carriers have been in the vicinity since the RR days... albiet one was usually in the eastern med.

2 carriers.... if the excrement hits the fan.. 2 carriers...


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Grizzly
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Guess what folks, this needs to be just the tip of the iceberg in spending cuts. If "limiting a pay increase" and only deploying one aircraft carrier to steam around the Gulf instead of two is gonna cause such teeth gnashing, I can only imagine what real spending reform would look like.


Are you really behind what really needs to be cut in spending? Or do you think military is the only cutting needed? Are domestic programs an area we need to cut?


DvlsAdvocat
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Yeah, I'm behind what "really" needs to be cut...and its everything. We need to cut back on EVERYTHING, and I feel like our military spending, which is far and away higher than every other country on Earth, is a prime candidate for significant cuts. Lets roll back some of the bases slung all over the globe, and refocus and centralize ourselves in the U.S. They can secure OUR border, instead of Afghanistan's, if nothing else.


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Alltheway Tigers!
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Summary of Gulf war games/sims

Petty crap results. Small area plus technology. Need to be in a first strike position to win.


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