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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
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I hope the civilians hear the plea and respond appropriately!
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CSM Charles Hayden
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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas There was a reason you omitted a need for Congress to listen, actually receive and act upon the information?
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SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas
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It need to make it past the Service Secretaries and DOD then Congress. Each of these entities must buy off on it and that's why I mentioned civilians!
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The American people need to become knowledgeable of world threats. North KOREA could sell Iran nuclear weapons. Not a fiction novel. The Clinton Nuclear treaty has allowed NK to develop Nukes, they claim a minature NUKE to go on developing ICBM. Way to go Clinton. Obama and Kerry have opened the doors for IRAN. They have $150 billion, we have promises made of smoke by people who's holy book tells them to lie to infidels. Way to go Obama. Are your Rose Colored glasses working yet?
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LTC Psychological Operations Officer
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It's amazing we have a military at all when you consider the pocket change we spend on the military compared to our major adversaries.oh, wait. This chart shows top 5 countries for military spending for 2016.
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SFC Marcus Belt
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Spending notwithstanding, sir, are you asserting that we are more ready than we were before the spending cuts?
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Lt Col Scott Shuttleworth
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This chart needs to be taken in context. It is based on dollars. These other countries (except UK) conscript where everyone serves and don't pay their soldiers so their $'s are lower. They also don't pay retirement or medical after the service. Their spending based on modernization and feeding and supplying those in uniform.

If you looked at spending based on GDP -FY 2014 numbers (we are at 3.5%), China 2.1% and increasing, Saudi Arabia 10.8% and increasing, UK 2.0 and declining, Russia is 4.5 % and increasing. As you can see, others are increasing their spending per GDP. Per their GDP they are out spending us dollar for dollar in modernization and we are stagnant or decreasing at an alarming rate while our equipment is aging, technology is decades behind, and personnel numbers are shrinking. Not a way to run a defense. At least maintain.
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Capt Seid Waddell
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If we don't start rebuilding our military very soon the national decline will be irreversible.
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