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Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying
Russian readiness plans not
viewed ‘for 20 years’

Washington Times (D.C.), by Douglas Ernst

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/25/2014 2:21:06 PM

Call it a Cold War reset: The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told participants Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum that Russia is forcing the Pentagon to re-examine readiness plans that have been collecting dust for decades. “We’re looking inside our own readiness models to look at things that we haven’t had to look at for 20 years, frankly, about basing and lines of communication and sea lanes,” Gen. Martin Dempsey said, ABC News reported Friday. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its ongoing military involvement along Ukraine’s eastern border have also forced “conversations with our NATO allies about

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/25/2014 2:35:17 PM     (No. 9940001)

I thought such plans were kept up-to-date all the time, lest we get caught off guard. Someone needs to put in some overtime.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/25/2014 2:42:41 PM     (No. 9940012)

How is it that Mitt Romney knew Russia was our foe and the brass at the pentagon with their resources did not even update their plans.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: curious1, 7/25/2014 3:23:36 PM     (No. 9940059)

So lets reopen the F-22 manufacturing line (shoot for that original 750 or so units), and get a couple more carrier groups back up and running (with the directed energy weapons). We can pay for it all by cutting off the money for illegal aliens (the invaders0 and the welfare parasites. And have money left to pay down the national debt.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ranger06, 7/25/2014 4:33:54 PM     (No. 9940122)

How about this: "DOD Wraps Climate Change Response into Master Plans"(link below) - so we can plan for that - but not for a threat from the Russians? Really? REALLY?

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=121237

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 7/25/2014 5:20:33 PM     (No. 9940189)

The pentagon had been gearing up to fight terrorist instead of armies. With the rise of ISIS which is an army and the resurgence of Russia and China as military threats to the US they had better get ready.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: droopydog, 7/25/2014 5:49:12 PM     (No. 9940224)

Little did the voters realize...Hope and Change = WW III!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/25/2014 6:49:52 PM     (No. 9940288)

Maybe General Dempsey should talk to his general in charge of the North Anerican Southern Command who recently said that the open border situationis an EXISTENTIAL threat to the United States. Maybe the Pentagon might update THAT threat scenario.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: harper, 7/25/2014 6:59:21 PM     (No. 9940300)

Sorcerer´s Apprentice...

This time it´s no cartoon. It´s real.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Starlady, 7/25/2014 7:37:13 PM     (No. 9940336)

I have never been impressed by General Dempsey. He does not project brilliance or strength. I am not surprised he is not prepared.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pixelero, 7/25/2014 8:24:04 PM     (No. 9940380)

Keep talking. Idiots.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/25/2014 8:24:06 PM     (No. 9940381)

Shocking!
Tell me again why Obama stopped the building of a missle defense shield in Poland. s/

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