posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 10:45 PM
" The Obama administration will unveil a "more realistic" vision for the military on Thursday, with plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops
and invest more in air and sea power at a time of fiscal restraint, officials familiar with the plans said on Wednesday. "
President Barack Obama will help launch the U.S. review at the Pentagon on Thursday, and is expected to emphasize that the size of the U.S. military
budget has been growing and will continue to grow, but at a slower pace.
Overall, the Pentagon is preparing to cut more than $450 billion over the next decade to help lower the U.S. federal deficit. The number of wars the
U.S. military is expected to be able to fight simultaneously is one area likely to be addressed.
The strategic review of U.S. security interests will also emphasize an American presence in Asia, with less attention overall to Europe, Africa
and Latin America alongside slower growth in the Pentagon's budget, the officials said.
Though specific budget cut and troop reduction figures are not set to be announced on Thursday, officials confirmed to Reuters they would amount to a
10-15 percent decline in Army and Marine Corps numbers over the next decade, translating to tens of thousands of troops.
It doesn't really matter if you bring the troops home or not, the wars will continue with UAV's and Airforce assets and Coalition Forces as
demonstrated in Libya, since as stated the target area will be Asia.
This will probably be one keynote that he'll use in his bid for the Whitehouse along with ending the war in Iraq, so much for border security. Maybe
we can start defending our borders then from the largest organized crime unit in the world, that would be a start.
edit on 4-1-2012 by Daedal