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The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 9:38 PM
Also with shrinking numbers of Soldiers, a contract for things like kitchen work can free up Soldiers for Combat duties. But with all that said, reasonable cuts can be made in many programs in the Military and the cuts are needed. What we can not lose though is the ability to conduct operations in the NEXT war, wherever it might be. Oh and Full Disclosure, I no longer do, but I worked for two years as a Defense Contractor (employed by a major Corporation) setting up training scenarios and training Officers on Battle Command Training Systems Integration.
Fil-TX Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 7:18 AM
IMHO anyone who has served this country in the military should get all the medical care and educational benefits they need without any costs to them, especially the enlisted soldiers. For their sacrifices, they deserve them.
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...