Ok. We've heard those claims for more than a year now. We've heard the warnings and gnashing of teeth about the freeze in defense spending.
So since this is all well known then what has me punching walls? Check out this portion!
The ultimate cost, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told the committee, will be that conflicts will last longer. That means, he said, “the butchers bill is paid with American lives.” Milley noted that Army weapons systems’ readiness already is “well below 90 percent, and that is great cause for concern.”So the guys that have us involved in wars in the Middle East that have lasted more than 15 years, the people that tell us that it will take a decade to destroy an organization with 30K troops operating in the open desert now say that wars will last longer unless sequestration is lifted?
Forgive me if I think these bastards are lying their asses off. If they can't get it done within the current budget then they should retire so we can get people who can. The gall of these people. Watch polls. The military is about to lose its vaunted standing with the American people as a trusted institution.