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https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3727674/ABA-CHR-Assessment-of-Arms-Sales-to-Saudi-Arabia.pdf

UPDATE: So the total reaches $380 billion over the coming decade. Doesn't anyone on this website question either the legality or the wisdom of pouring so many weapons including very high technology weapons into the powderkeg of the middle east??? What kind of arms race are we stimulating among the middle eastern countries that are openly oppressive and can afford to buy massive arms stockpiles? Who is ultimately going to use these weapons when it is difficult to get Saudi citizens to bother to obtain an education or go to work? Certainly, the president will be using these and other weapons deals to bring far more riches to our domestic military industrial complex - and add a significant number of jobs to our economy. But, do we want to pledge our lives to making a living being the arsenal of an extremely repressive and dangerous exclusively male dominated authoritarian regime that cruelly deprives fundamental human rights, deeply discriminates against, and openly abuses women, dissidents (even ordinary reporters), and foreign workers. I would argue these guys are entirely consistent with the oppressive and exploitive thoughts, desires, speech, and manner of the president - but this is rather too obvious to belabor the point. Suffice it to say once $380 billion in weapons are introduced into the region there is absolutely nothing to prevent the regime from continuing to attack civilian and humanitarian targets in neighboring countries - and to redistribute these weapons at its discretion to countries inimical to our and our allies interests in the region. What if even a tiny fraction of these unprecedentedly massive weapon purchases end up in the hands of the kind of a Saudi terrorists or Saudi inspired terrorists who perpetrated 911 attacks? Something is very wrong with the president's foreign policy here - perhaps because he has no appreciation for the deeply violent history of the region and the effects of pouring so many weapons into what will inevitably become a powderkeg of arms escalation - involving not only the united states but numerous other countries keen to make a buck until the region destabilizes - and perhaps even open warfare breaks out among middle eastern states of diametrically opposed aspirations.

The American Bar Association opinion is that the Saudi's are in violation of laws restricting the use of American weapons to military targets. Evidence strongly suggests Saudi's intentionally targeted civilian humanitarian targets. Could the new agreement publically inked by Trump and Saudi King further erode the Trump defense against impeachment for high crimes violating our congressional federal arms export control & military munitions technology export control laws?

Perhaps there are good reasons US-Saudi sales were historically paltry and only once exceeded $10B per year - before Trump jumped in this year to sell off at wholesale some $110B in more sophisticated tactical and strategic military assets. What has changed to modify our sales limits?
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What do you think?
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What's the next best benefit if your current/future employer cannot offer you a higher salary? I know it may depend on the situation, but overall, what is most attractive?
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Considering all the illegal immigrants in this country, do you think they should be able to use welfare or public assistance considering they aren't citizens and that many working Americans are denied welfare or public assistance.
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Almost 1/3 of young adults are too overweight to even be considered for military service. This hampers our readiness, puts even more pressure on recruiters, and has over the years has caused our leaders to modify some entrance standards. How can we address this so that our military continues to have a plentiful pool of candidates?
http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2015/07/15/report-nearly-1-in-3-young-adults-too-fat-for-military/30178023/
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2006 to present

"Army Strong" is the recruiting slogan that is used currently by the United States Army. The composer of the song used in the Army Strong television commercials is Mark Isham.[3]

2001 to 2006
A humvee wrapped with the slogan in April 2006
"Army of One" was a relatively short-lived recruiting slogan. It replaced the popular "Be All You Can Be" and was replaced in 2006 by the new slogan "Army Strong".[4]The Army of One slogan was meant to mean as described Sun Tzu's Art of War in Chapter VI Weak Points and Strong, that you are only as strong as your weakest link,if the enlisted soldiers are not trained by the non commissioned officers,because the officer are not with troops and checkout what they need,a Army is very weak. The reason for the replacement is believed to be[by whom?] that the slogan "Army of One" is contrary to the idea of teamwork.[citation needed] It is unknown whether this slogan was taken directly from the poster for the 1976 Clint Eastwood film The Outlaw Josey Wales, which had "An Army of One" under a drawing of the Josey Wales character. The "One" in the slogan was an acronym, standing for Officers, Non-Commissioned, and Enlisted,[citation needed] the three types of Soldiers in the US Army.

1980 to 2001

Be All (That) You Can Be was the recruiting slogan of the United States Army for over twenty years.[5] This popular slogan was created by Earl Carter while at the advertising firm N. W. Ayer & Son. He was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for his efforts.[6] In his autobiography Soul of It All, Michael Bolton claims to have sung the jingle in the early 1980s.[7]

1971 to 1980

"Today's Army Wants to Join You" was a recruiting slogan from the 1971 Volunteer Army (Project VOLAR) campaign, which was introduced as the country prepared to transition to an all-volunteer military. When N. W. Ayer & Son, who were engaged by the US Army, believed they felt the army said "Today's Army is changing; we want to meet you half way", the firm came up with that slogan. General William Westmoreland asked "Do we have to ask it that way?" but agreed to the campaign. The slogan was replaced by "Join the People Who've Joined the Army" in 1973, which later evolved into "This is the Army."[8]

Slogan was written in 1971 by Ted Regan Jr., Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director of N.W. Ayer, the Army's ad agency. Regan also wrote the follow up slogan, "Join the people who've joined the Army."

Circa 1950s–1971
"Look Sharp, Be Sharp, Go Army!"was a recruiting slogan in the 1950s and 1960s. The Big Picture,[disambiguation needed] public announcements on broadcast television, and highway roadway signs advertised the slogan during a time of a national draft of young men 18 to 34 years of age. The advantage of volunteering for Service, vice being drafted, was choosing the career field you wanted to serve and/or first unit or location of assignment.

World War I
"I Want YOU for US Army" featured on a poster of Uncle Sam painted by James Montgomery Flagg.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slogans_of_the_United_States_Army

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-Mc1uQW8RI
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As only 1% of the nation will serve, a good soldier is worth his occasional screw-up yet in the modern military where a disciplinary action can end a career, and certain staff pukes delight in ending them, what creative disciplinary measures have you used at the squad, platoon level to punish a soldier without ending his career? My discipline of choice was scrubbing 5 tons trucks on your weekends.
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Should RallyPoint Web designer consider adding a Section in the Profile for Military Awards for both military personnel and civilian personnel?

Do you think RP members will be honest for the most part and only add those they actually received?
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Do you think some RP members will add awards they didn't actually receive?
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Do you think there is no need for another "love me" section on the profile?

Please vote and provide your thoughts?
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Just curious if I'm the only one that thinks ISIS may be jumping on an opportunity to claim a terrorist/terror like attack because nobody has yet claimed responsibility. For all we know it could have been some demented nut job like we had at the Aurora Theater mass shooting. I think ISIS is looking to gain infamy from claiming attacks they haven't committed. Am I over thinking this horrible act?
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I'm sure some of you who deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan bought some patches at the local vendors from there or coming or going from Kuwait.
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Civilian ed is extremely important in today's Army. Do you as leaders counsel your subordinates on the importance of it? There is universities that are regionally accredited that are also military friendly. They award credit to Soldiers for training received that is annotated on there JST. Seven of my junior Soldiers received 36 semester hours (72 promotion points) for just submitting there JST.
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Let's have some great picture memorabilia!

I'm really going out on a limb here with this one. There were some really great photos of RP Members in their very first uniform picture. Thanks for sharing everyone who participated - that is still going by the way!

Picture of my Dad (PFC Don Burroughs, Korean War Veteran)

Now let's get some pictures of the last days in uniform posted!
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Note: My friend Carlos is in the Coast Guard and sent me this question last night. He said he's not on RP due to OPSEC (whatever), so he asked me to ask this on RP on his behalf. He is pretty hell bent on getting this Soldier punished. Anyway, let him know your thoughts on the below.

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I’m in the Coast Guard and have been active duty for 6 years. I’m stationed in Hawaii right now. I was up by Schofield Barracks and went on base there, and went to go shop for a few things at the Commissary. I was waiting in line for some fresh meat and there were 2 Army soldiers also in line, in front of me. They were looking at me and saying things to each other. It looked like they were laughing at me. I heard one of them refer to me as a “POG” which is a slang term I am familiar with from social media stuff. I said to them “Excuse me, I heard what you just said, and I feel disrespected.” I was just trying to stick up for myself. One of the soldiers then squared up to me and said “Yeah, I did call you a POG. Because you are a POG. You need to up and leave here – this is an Army Commissary.” A few other people in line heard this and started laughing. I felt so angry that I just left the building.

I know the soldier’s last name from his top, and I would recognize his face. What actions can I take to report him to his chain of command? What other advice do you have?
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I am getting ready to leave Friday for Airborne School and wanted to see if I could find anybody who has gone recently or is an instructor at the course that could give some insight to what to actually expect at the course. I am also trying to find out if I can wear boots that are AR 670-1 compliant besides standard issue boots. I have them, but if I can wear others I would prefer to. Thanks!
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I am currently putting my packet together to return to active duty as an officer but am wondering if I'm competitive enough for active duty. I would like MP as my branch but I know it's up to the Army and based off the OML.

Background:
- I ETS'd as a SPC
- Last PT test was a 300
- Currently in graduate school and working full time
- Hold a clearance

I appreciate any input
Thank You
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