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Obama military downsizing leaves U.S. too
weak to counter global threats, panel finds

Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/1/2014 4:49:15 AM

An independent panel appointed by the Pentagon and Congress said Thursday that President Obama’s strategy for sizing the armed services is too weak for today’s global threats. The National Defense Panel called on the president to dump a major section of his 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and write a broader strategy that requires the military to fight on multiple fronts at once. It also said the shrinking U.S. armed forces, which are being downsized to fit that strategy and budget cuts, is a “serious strategic misstep on the part of the United States.” The forces’ numbers spelled out in Mr. Obama’s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 8/1/2014 5:23:37 AM     (No. 9948889)

We all knew it years ago. Democrats also put military spending down the tube and this socialist is no different.

FTA: It calls the defense cuts “dangerous” as “global threats and challenges are rising.”

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/1/2014 5:36:53 AM     (No. 9948893)

It bears repeating here. What would anyone do differently if they were hell bent on destroying these United States than Obama is doing right now both with his domestic and foreign policies? No one is THIS incompetent. Only by design is everything falling into place.

The chaos he has created in the Middle East and now the utter chaos at our sieve of a border is proof that the only agenda Obama has is one destructive to this country. Look around you. Everything Obama touches puts us in a vulnerable position. We are ripe for the picking and someone will not be able to resist the temptation to take a bite out of us. Now we know when that happens, we will not be prepared to defend ourselves. Who in their right mind would downsize the military when our enemies are on the march? He does nothing to protect the power grid in this country when experts advise of its vulnerability. He puts out the welcome mat on the border for anyone, friend or foe. Obama is working his plan and his supporters are too star struck to realize he is leaving us all vulnerable to attack. One thing is for certain and that is the day of reckoning is quickly approaching because evil men will take advantage of our weakness and it will likely be sooner than later. When that happens, the anti-American zealot in the White House deserves full responsibility.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: judy, 8/1/2014 6:18:45 AM     (No. 9948915)

Oh, but millions have obamaphones, billions $$$ on illegals & food stamps.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/1/2014 6:20:19 AM     (No. 9948916)

AND? You think that was NOT his plan to make USA Weak? Come on now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2, 8/1/2014 6:50:35 AM     (No. 9948944)

Well said, #2. I would add that not enough people are taking seriously that all the bad things happening to America, foreign and domestically, are deliberate.

It seems very far out to assign to the President of the United States motives that do not have her best interests at heart, but that is really the case.

Everything he has said and still says about America either denigrates her or her people -- everyone who doesn´t agree with his radicalized ideas of what is right.

A man is known by the people he draws near to. When you look at the people surrounding Obama and doing his bidding, ALL are far Leftists. That´s not simply a political description; it comes with a dangerous agenda for any country that wants to keep its people free, its growth steady, and its borders strong, not to mention its economy being kept booming.

As I look around this charred landscape, I blame millions of people who made this POTUS believe he had a mandate to "fundamentally remake America." Did they think they were just words?

Why did they vote for him? Because he wasn´t Bush and he wasn´t white and they needed to feel good about being liberal.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/1/2014 6:56:56 AM     (No. 9948951)

It couldn´t be more obvious. Simultaneously gutting our military, opening up our southern border so ANYONE can cross it unimpeded, letting our enemies acquire nukes, and destroying our economy so we won´t be able to recover once he leaves office. The only question is...why aren´t our Congress, our Supreme Court, and our military leaders treating this as the existential threat that it is?

This should be like Drudge´s spinning red light and siren to every single American. We have an enemy in the White House. Stop him before he succeeds in destroying us.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/1/2014 7:18:25 AM     (No. 9948982)

Excellent, #s 4 and 2

It took the Left decades of careful grooming of American student through a corrupted education system, to produce a vacuous apathetic and frivolous population.

Sowing hatred for their own country, distrust of its Founders and founding principles; denigration of the religious principles that undergird a moral foundation which have kept America a force for good in the world, the Left, motivated by the arrogance of its nihilistic philosophy, has succeeded in reducing the population to fools.

We certainly do not believe America is perfect, never does wrong, but there probably never has been such an introspective people in history, seeking to be better, correct the wrongs and make recompense and restrain the use of its great power.

The Left, however, does not believe this (testimony of history) and therefore as soon as it has legislative and executive power begins dismantling the military.




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Reply 8 - Posted by: lazyman, 8/1/2014 7:26:24 AM     (No. 9948990)

The official decline began when his demonstrated performance led to re-election against Romney. I don´t believe a Republican can ever be president again. The tipping point has been reached.
Jesus himself couldn´t be elected in Detroit if he ran as a Republican. We are now a democracy not a republic which means the two fox will out vote the chicken for what´s for dinner. We live in interesting times.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: congar, 8/1/2014 7:40:00 AM     (No. 9949009)

It looks like Captain Zero has reached a huge personal goal: the gutting of America’s military. Now we all get to live in a much less safe world.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: strike3, 8/1/2014 7:42:32 AM     (No. 9949011)

Maybe that´s the lesson this country needs. Somebody like Putin will smell our weakness and go straight for the jugular. A good butt-whipping is exactly what it takes to encourage patriots to rise up and do what it takes to replace a dysfunctional government. This time it will take a lot longer, but we are Americans after all, some of us.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Schwabcycler, 8/1/2014 8:00:38 AM     (No. 9949031)

Oh the Pentagon thinks it needs more $$. Shock!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stryker714, 8/1/2014 8:01:25 AM     (No. 9949032)

The announcement that the DC politicians had decided to reduce the military budget over the sequester was just as disturbing as the night Obama won the 2008 election. It was mind boggling the Republicans were going along with it and quite disappointing.

Democrats are always helping the enemy such as the way Bill Clinton was instrumental in giving North Korea a nuclear reactor.

The Russian military tactic of past was to overwhelm in numbers, so it makes sense Obama would want to make it easy for them and diminish us from within.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: steveW, 8/1/2014 8:14:27 AM     (No. 9949048)

Of all the perverted dreams of the Left, a defenceless USA has to be in their top 3. I bet it´s in Obama´s top 2.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/1/2014 8:35:51 AM     (No. 9949063)

The March Of Time:

"To be prepared for war is the most effective means of preserving the peace."
-George Washington
(1732-1799)

"The government´s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives."..."Of the four wars of my lifetime, none came about because The United States was too strong."
-Sir Ronaldus Magnus
(1911-2004)

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military to achieve the national security objectives that we´ve set. We´ve got to have a civilian national security force that´s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
-Barry Soetoro

"1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It´s Time For A National Conversation"
-Forbes.com
March 11, 2013

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Reply 15 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 8/1/2014 8:40:38 AM     (No. 9949072)

If I were China, I would be making some very ambitious moves right now.

The reign of Elizabeth I was called The Golden Age, placing her, along with her notorious father, among the most famous monarchs in English or British history. And the reign of His Imperious Majesty, King Putt, should be considered The Golden Age for America´s enemies.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lana720, 8/1/2014 8:46:23 AM     (No. 9949082)

They needed a panel for this?
And yes, our military needs more money to save and defend us. Too bad that so many real warriors have been retired by this anti-American administration.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/1/2014 8:48:58 AM     (No. 9949086)

Eventually an enemy will strike out at us. North Korea, Iran, China, Russia, ISIS, al Qaeda, etc... could pin us down all across the globe. Our servicemen would bear the brunt of our weakness, while Obama remains safely ensconced in his bubble.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/1/2014 8:51:57 AM     (No. 9949092)

When we are attacked, ALL Americans will suffer. There is no affirmative action protection against the enemy.
It will be all for one and one for all, something some People have forgotten, or never learned.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/1/2014 8:52:02 AM     (No. 9949093)

For the active duty folks bearing the blunt of the leftist Obama Administration and the political correctness that goes with it, hang on. Two years in the scheme of things is short as with Reagan the new Republican President will repair the massive damage and repair your losses. We appreciate you holding the line while Obama Kerry, Hagel and a bunch of P.C.d Senior Officer make your life miserable. I know I went through the same thing under Carter, although Obama and gang are significantly worse.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: novakid, 8/1/2014 8:59:07 AM     (No. 9949114)

The Manchurian Candidate was a piker.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/1/2014 9:25:49 AM     (No. 9949165)

The military was rebuilt after Carter and Clinton. We better hope a Republican is elected in 2016.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 8/1/2014 9:28:06 AM     (No. 9949170)

You think Freebies are free? Hey, buying votes costs big bucks. And that´s what ALL the Rats are about. To hell with the country, the Royal Elites will all be safe and secure.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: knarfski, 8/1/2014 9:32:01 AM     (No. 9949181)

Hope and change appears to have progressed in roughly two stages. During Obama´s first term, "hope" was nurtured by pleasant talk and promises. The meaning of his messages was left largely to the needs and desires of listeners. Obama-talk was often enhanced by the liberal use of his flash smile.

The second stage, the "change" phase, and his real agenda all along, has now become obvious to many people: Weaken America in the eyes of the world, while making citizens more dependent on big government.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Arby, 8/1/2014 9:49:15 AM     (No. 9949207)

But food stamp numbers are through the roof. Welcome to Obamaville.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: MeiDei, 8/1/2014 10:28:23 AM     (No. 9949276)

Unless, and until, the lion lays down with the lamb - any nation that reduced its military has, historically, been drawn into war.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 8/1/2014 10:30:42 AM     (No. 9949281)

Dems do this every time they are in power because it furthers their march toward a one world government.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: tobias, 8/1/2014 11:09:23 AM     (No. 9949338)

When asked why they were running for president. Romney replied,For love of country. Obama had one short word. REVENGE

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/1/2014 12:10:33 PM     (No. 9949448)

It makes one wonder if Obozo and the rest of the dims ever stop and think about what will happen to THEM if and when someone decides to invade the US. Do they believe that they will be spared just because "they care"? If history is any judge, they will be the first to go. And so will all of their fantasy dreams. And it´s my belief that the first to attempt said invasion will be the muslims. Simply because they hate America so much. They want to destroy the US nearly as much as they want to destroy Israel. And don´t look for Obozo to EVER use nukes against anyone. He doesn´t have the courage to make a decision of that magnitude.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 8/1/2014 12:57:48 PM     (No. 9949517)

Oh, stop being such worry warts. Obama said that he was forming a civilian force comparable to the military to take care of things at home. And he´s already purchased and stockpiled enough ammo and weapons for them to use at the drop of a hat. We are perfectly safe.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: kono, 8/1/2014 4:40:49 PM     (No. 9949769)

Obama is doing what he directly confided during the 2008 primaries he would do. But none of the PC-whipped MSM paid attention, and the relevant interview videos gradually went away during his first few months in office.

THAT is why I so grieve losing the ability to download and save video clips. Everything´s protected behind a flash widget now, denying us the ability to preserve evidence.

He also said he would challenge Russia to join us in dismantling our nations´ combined nuclear arsenals, and would proceed with ours, unilaterally, should Russia balk (as a show of good faith)... The MSM will need to decide beforehand: Will they pretend to be surprised if he does that? Or will they just pretend it isn´t happening?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: 1931k, 8/1/2014 4:42:51 PM     (No. 9949773)

Where are the guardians of our constitution?
The President appears totally USELESS as a defender of our country...

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The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident. An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The officer posted inside the front door appeared to

Obama: U.S. underestimated
rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

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CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
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The U.S. had expected the Iraqi army to do more against extremists, president says in acknowledgment of intelligence shortcomings. President Obama acknowledged that the U.S. underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also called ISIL) and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi military to fend off the militant group in an interview that will air Sunday on 60 Minutes. The president was asked by 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft about comments from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who has said the U.S. not only underestimated ISIS, it also overestimated the ability and will of the

Cornyn to PJM: Time for ‘Arguments
Within the Family… Has Passed’ If
Conservatives Want to Win Senate

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PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — The Senate’s minority whip is confident about Republicans being the majority in the 114th Congress — if conservatives can set aside differences and work to combat the massive influx of donor cash that has Democratic campaigns ahead in the money race. Only in the majority, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) stresses, can conservatives make headway on tamping down overregulation, repealing and replacing Obamacare, securing the “chaotic” border, getting Keystone XL moving, and bringing civilized debate back to the upper chamber. And only by realizing the gravity of the battle for November, he argues, can Republicans relegate Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Secret Service ´was unaware for
FOUR DAYS that man fired
rifle at White House in 2011,
leaving the Obamas furious´

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Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Jane Evans    Original Article
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The Secret Service was unaware for four days that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011 in a ´fumbled´ response that left the Obamas furious, says a new report. Officers allegedly performed a string of security lapses after Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez shot at least seven bullets at the executive mansion in Washington from his car. At the time, President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their older daughter Malia were not at home, but their younger daughter Sasha and Mrs Obama´s mother, Marian Robinson, were inside. It comes as the Secret Service is facing more questions over

Obama: The Country Is Better
Off, People Just Don’t Feel It

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Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
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President Obama firmly believes the United States is better off now than when he took office, even though the American people cannot “feel” it. During an interview with 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft, Obama said, “the country is definitely better off than when I came into office.” “When I came into office, our economy was in crisis,” Obama said. The president then cited lower unemployment, private sector job growth, and deficit cuts as evidence of his administration’s success. “I can put my record against any leader around the world in terms of digging ourselves out of a terrible, almost unprecedented financial crisis,” Obama said. When

Justice Department expected to ban
profiling by federal law enforcement

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Washington Examiner, by Mark Flatten    Original Article
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The Justice Department is expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement. Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks. The new rules would ban profiling based on religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation and includes no exemption for national security investigations, the Los Angeles Times reports. The announcement of the new policy to crack down on law enforcement profiling was delayed for several months because of White House


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