posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 06:10 PM
a reply to: kelbtalfenek
The Marines have always had ancient gear. I served through the 90's and 2000's and every time we trained with the Marines their gear was ancient so
not sure what your point is with that example. The Marines always joked to us it was because they were considered a department of the Navy and didn't
get much in the way of budget. You served during a time when the US had not had any major long term sustained conflicts since the Vietnam War.
Training changed dramatically after the 1st Gulf War and has been ever evolving since then. Maybe you ETS'd out before then but my point is the US
military trains with much newer and better equipment that at anytime we have in prior history.
The current military chain of command was not just put into place since Trump took office. Obama was a complete and absolute idiot when it came to
the military leadership. The Russians slapped Obama on a regular basis with regards to his failed nuclear weapons policy. Do some due diligence for
yourself. There is plenty of material on how badly he failed in just that one single arena. Don't even get me started on his massive fail with his
Those failed policies are a reflection of the command that was put into place by Obamaites throughout an 8 year period. Do you actually think the
generals Obama had on his staff were going to be ones who advised him to the contrary of his foreign policy? Many, many legitimate commanding
officers who were not politicians were passed over in favor of the yes men. Jesus, we had our Navy soldiers with their hands up at gunpoint by a
terrorist country and Obama didn't do a damn thing. How much fear do you think Obama instilled in those countries who sought to exploit the spineless
Yeah...I 100% blame Obama.
So 100% I am dead on about the issues we are seeing today are a direct result of 8 years of Obama having no spine when it came to foreign policy. It
will take years to right that ship. Obama laid the ground work for women in combat, gays, transgenders, and Muslims actively having a voice of
opposition in the US military. Those nuances, while seemingly small, will have major impacts on how a command is put into place. Now our commanders
will have to be overly sensitive to the nuances of these changes. Where before a soldier's mission was black and white and much more easily
However, Trump needs to own this area and look at the command structure instead of just throwing more money into the pot. With that being said, Trump
has given his generals the latitude and lieu to put the right command in place. Time will tell.