posted on Jan, 24 2007 @ 10:28 AM
Originally posted by avro
thanks for the reply my thoughts are that this article is just propaganda but not being a resident of the US it's difficult to know what state your
military is in. In Britain our armed forces always seem to lack equipment when sent into battle, it amazes me how are troops cope sometimes with such
poor back up, maybe our Euro cousins could offer us some spare kit seeing as they don't seem to want to get involved on the ground
Our military is headed down the same slope as the UK. Our leadership is wont to spend more moneys on social programs/give aways in order to maintain
thier re election cycles than take care of the countrys buisness. Our military as of some 20 years ago has also become a testing ground for new pilot
social programs because of the cloistered enviornment it naturally is. Success can be touted while failures can be covered up. All these combine to
reduce the effectiveness of our military while wasting huge badly needed sums to keep these programs going.
Granted we have a larger military than many countrys but enough of this type of erosion and it will wind up in the same place. Inert...a showpiece
for the politicians. This is the direction,the road we are going down.
Also because of the emphasis on such high tech , spares are difficult to keep stocked in some arenas. This has always been true but getting more
If you watch and think carefully what is going on here with the new Congress it is all programs to maintain the power base...to solidify this power
base.....not necessarily to take care of the buisness of the public. This is what politics here which finances so much of the Military has become. A
viscious power struggle to maintain the office..very similar to Ancient Rome....even in its visciousness. It is obvious that these so called Leaders
are not taking care of the buisness of the people....but of the political partys. Our military like yours will suffer accordingly and so will our