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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

"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

"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"
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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Department of Justice is launching a new program today in partnership with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center that will train "community leaders" like teachers and social workers to monitor their communities for signs of radicalization. (snip) In his announcement of the initiative, Attorney General Eric Holder described the program as a way to "be both innovative and aggressive in countering violent extremism and combating those who would sow intolerance, division, and hate" in the homeland. He labeled it an expansion of existent efforts to "to identify threats before they emerge, to disrupt

Obama seeks faster phaseout
of popular coolant in effort
to curb greenhouse gases

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Washington Post, by Joby Warrick    Original Article
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The Obama administration is preparing to introduce major steps to phase out production of a popular chemical coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners, citing growing evidence that the substance is contributing to the warming of the planet. The White House will announce on Tuesday a series of voluntary commitments by some of the country’s largest chemical firms and retailers to move rapidly away from R-134a and similar compounds used in nearly every office, home and automobile in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort. The administration is simultaneously stepping up diplomatic efforts to

Study Finds Michelle O’s Healthy Food Program
Elitist, Sexist, and Shames Working Mothers

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
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First Lady Michelle Obama has made healthy eating and exercise her signature issue. But, a recent study published by the Sage Journal found that her “elitist” advice actually “shames poor and middle class mothers.” The College Fix added that the study found that Michelle Obama’s healthy eating program is also sexist. It’s also sexist, the study’s authors suggest, noting that “intentionally or not, it places the burden of a healthy home-cooked meal on women.” Sage Journals published the study by North Carolina researchers Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott and Joslyn Brenton. Here are a few of the findings: Magazines such as Good Housekeeping and

Obama Must Get Congress’s
Backing for the Fight Against ISIS

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New York Times, by Tim Kaine    Original Article
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Washington - The current threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, will test not only the resolve and strategic judgment of America and its allies, but also our nation’s fidelity to a basic constitutional principle. Our Constitution reserves to Congress the power to declare war and designates our president as the commander in chief, but our recent history has been characterized by executive overreach and legislative abdication in the initiation of military action. The current crisis gives us an opportunity to restore the proper balance between the branches. America’s history since 2001 should compel us to fix the way

US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola
danger zone as Obama administration
shuffles military´s mission in Africa

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration´s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. [Snip] ´A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.´ Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.

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