Obama's dangerous legacy

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Cimarron

It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living.
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How Obama-era budget controls have hurt US military readiness against growing China, Russia, Iran threats


The United States military still reigns as the most preeminent one in the world, but a new report exclusively obtained by Fox News shows that sustaining that superiority is far from guaranteed as the Pentagon still trudges through budget cuts put in place almost a decade ago.

The Heritage Foundation's "2021 Index of U.S. Military Strength," which annually examines the previous year's defense policies and global operation climate, underscores that the threat posed by foreign adversaries "will require our national defense and intelligence posture to adapt to a world that for nearly 20 years has been fixated on defeating international terrorists."

"We have a big shortfall in military capacity and capability that people have gotten used to, and the country is simply unaware of and unprepared for the size of the bill that has accumulated over 30 years to have a military equal to national interests," said Lt. Col. Dakota Wood, editor of the Index and senior research fellow for defense programs at Heritage. "During the past 20 years, while the U.S. has focused on counter-terrorism missions, China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea have exploited the rapid development of amazingly capable modern technologies to produce and field cutting-edge military capabilities."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/exclusive-how-obama-era-budget-controls-have-hurt-u-s-military-readiness

Obama weakened America while allowing China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea to expand military capability.....
 
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How Obama-era budget controls have hurt US military readiness against growing China, Russia, Iran threats


The United States military still reigns as the most preeminent one in the world, but a new report exclusively obtained by Fox News shows that sustaining that superiority is far from guaranteed as the Pentagon still trudges through budget cuts put in place almost a decade ago.

The Heritage Foundation's "2021 Index of U.S. Military Strength," which annually examines the previous year's defense policies and global operation climate, underscores that the threat posed by foreign adversaries "will require our national defense and intelligence posture to adapt to a world that for nearly 20 years has been fixated on defeating international terrorists."

"We have a big shortfall in military capacity and capability that people have gotten used to, and the country is simply unaware of and unprepared for the size of the bill that has accumulated over 30 years to have a military equal to national interests," said Lt. Col. Dakota Wood, editor of the Index and senior research fellow for defense programs at Heritage. "During the past 20 years, while the U.S. has focused on counter-terrorism missions, China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea have exploited the rapid development of amazingly capable modern technologies to produce and field cutting-edge military capabilities."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/exclusive-how-obama-era-budget-controls-have-hurt-u-s-military-readiness

Obama weakened America while allowing China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea to expand military capability.....
The Harris administration will return to this mindset. Defund the military!
 
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How Obama-era budget controls have hurt US military readiness against growing China, Russia, Iran threats


The United States military still reigns as the most preeminent one in the world, but a new report exclusively obtained by Fox News shows that sustaining that superiority is far from guaranteed as the Pentagon still trudges through budget cuts put in place almost a decade ago.

The Heritage Foundation's "2021 Index of U.S. Military Strength," which annually examines the previous year's defense policies and global operation climate, underscores that the threat posed by foreign adversaries "will require our national defense and intelligence posture to adapt to a world that for nearly 20 years has been fixated on defeating international terrorists."

"We have a big shortfall in military capacity and capability that people have gotten used to, and the country is simply unaware of and unprepared for the size of the bill that has accumulated over 30 years to have a military equal to national interests," said Lt. Col. Dakota Wood, editor of the Index and senior research fellow for defense programs at Heritage. "During the past 20 years, while the U.S. has focused on counter-terrorism missions, China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea have exploited the rapid development of amazingly capable modern technologies to produce and field cutting-edge military capabilities."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/exclusive-how-obama-era-budget-controls-have-hurt-u-s-military-readiness

Obama weakened America while allowing China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea to expand military capability.....
You sir, clearly do not understand the benefits of having beer summits over a military presence
 
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Help me out here. Aren't you a Trump supporter, Cimarron? You do understand Trump severely weakened our alliances in the East, right? Our power isn't only the direct result of budget earmarked for military, navy and army. It's also predicated with our alliances. You know, the same alliances that Trump the clown foolishly weakened. Trump's disastrous tenure has made US lose friends left to right. Remember that whole 'America First' shenanigans? There's a reason why military officials called Trump an "idiot."

Let's hope the incoming administration fixes the damage the orange fool created.
 

Cimarron

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Help me out here. Aren't you a Trump supporter, Cimarron? You do understand Trump severely weakened our alliances in the East, right? Our power isn't only the direct result of budget earmarked for military, navy and army. It's also predicated with our alliances. You know, the same alliances that Trump the clown foolishly weakened. Trump's disastrous tenure has made US lose friends left to right. Remember that whole 'America First' shenanigans? There's a reason why military officials called Trump an "idiot."

Let's hope the incoming administration fixes the damage the orange fool created.
No new wars.

More peace in the middle east today than I've seen in my lifetime.
 
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Help me out here. Aren't you a Trump supporter, Cimarron? You do understand Trump severely weakened our alliances in the East, right? Our power isn't only the direct result of budget earmarked for military, navy and army. It's also predicated with our alliances. You know, the same alliances that Trump the clown foolishly weakened. Trump's disastrous tenure has made US lose friends left to right. Remember that whole 'America First' shenanigans? There's a reason why military officials called Trump an "idiot."

Let's hope the incoming administration fixes the damage the orange fool created.
Specifically, which "friends" have we lost?
Which alliances are weakened, and what evidence is there of this weakening?
 
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Based on their years of comments and budget requests, fundamentally many of today’s democrats clearly seem to believe the military is just a hindrance to “negotiating” with our foes overseas where we bow down and apologize for our past.
 

Cimarron

It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living.
Jun 28, 2007
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Based on their years of comments and budget requests, fundamentally many of today’s democrats clearly seem to believe the military is just a hindrance to “negotiating” with our foes overseas where we bow down and apologize for our past.
Back to being Iran, Russia, and China's kicking boy.