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Desperate times: Marines told to 'save every round' Posted by CNN's Kevin Liptak (CNN) – United States Marines are being told to preserve ammunition and gasoline as a deal softening the impact of automatic spending cuts continues to elude leaders in Washington.
Marine Corps Commandant James Amos urged personnel in a video posted online Friday to "save every round, every gallon of gas," and to "take every single aspect or opportunity in training to get the most bang for the buck," a reminder of the cuts' immediate effect on the U.S. military.
And despite the cuts originating from a stalemate between the White House and lawmakers, Amos described Congress as "our best friends."
Originally posted by mountaingirl1111
During a time when tensions are mounting worldwide, is it the wisest thing in the world to announce to everyone that we need to conserve bullets or anything at all? Isn't part of the whole militarizing thing making your military look bigger and badder than the rest? now, I know we are in comparison to many or all other countries, but the point is that I think it makes us look weak. A broke-a** military isn't very threatening