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The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

thomas2304 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 8:57 AM
If we are to have sequestration of the military, let's do it wisely. Eliminate entirely the federal Army and turn over all necessary hand and near-hand combat to the Marines. The US Constitution does not favor a standing army, and the Marines are a better fighting force anyway.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 10:30 AM
Since the Marines are a fraction of the size of the Army, Wouldnt it be more efficient to remove the Marine Corps?

Actually the idea of Thomas is a ridiculous one
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:13 AM
Republicans, and many Democrats, are upset by the prospect of so-called sequestration cuts to the nation's defense budget. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is so alarmed that the day before the Senate took up what became the "fiscal cliff" agreement, he called a key Republican lawmaker, Sen. Lindsey Graham, to express deep concern that the cuts might go into effect. As it turned out, Congress put them off for two months.

Sequestration would force the government to reduce discretionary spending by about $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Roughly half of that, or $600 billion, would come from defense -- a...