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In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Army Vice Chief of Staff General Richard Cody: Today's Army is out of balance. The current demand for our forces in Iraq and Afghanistan exceeds the sustainable supply and limits our ability to provide ready forces for other contingencies. If unaddressed, this lack of balance poses a significant risk to the All-Volunteer Force.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by AllSeeingI
What you'll see are emerging new dynamics like next generation Private Military Corporations that will possibly be known as Private Defense Industries, Autonomous Battlefield Technology, and the US domination of Space. These three things will forever change the face of warfare.
Would you mind being drafted if you never left the United States? If you simply sat at a workstation console directing Tactical Autonomous Combat units on the other side of the planet? Anyone with a history of playing first person shooters and real time strategy games would have the experience needed to operate the systems.
Lastly I do want to mention were no where near spread thin yet. The Army is the only force being strained right now. The Air Force, Marines, and Navy are just fine.
[edit on 3/4/08 by MikeboydUS]
Originally posted by Sublime620
They won't be drafting me, I can assure you of that.
Call me what you want to call me, but I don't fight anyone's bogus wars.
This sounds a lot like the reasons young people today join gangs.. surrogate families and support systems.
Originally posted by MajKarma
It's about "Indocrination" en.wikipedia.org... Not all recruits will make the cut but 6 in 10 will allow the military to imprint their morals and scrupples. They want loyal sociopaths that will shoot when they are told to shoot; women, children, old men, armed, unarmed, foreign or "Domestic". This is another reason why divorce and broken homes are such a bad thing, as the Military becomes their home, their Parents.