Thread: DoD Axes Joint Forces Command
#1 DoD Axes Joint Forces Command
08-09-2010, 05:36 PM
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WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that tough economic times require that he shutter a major command that employs some 5,000 people around Norfolk, Va., and begin to eliminate other jobs throughout the military.
The announcement was the first major step by Gates to find $100 billion in savings in the next five years. Gates says that money is needed elsewhere within the Defense Department to repair a force ravaged by years of war and to prepare troops for the next fight.
The plan prompted swift political pushback from lawmakers fearful that jobs would be lost in their districts.
http://www.military.com/news/article...s-command.htmlRest In Peace America
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08-09-2010, 06:10 PM
money spent in the field is more important than desk jobs in and around Washington.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
08-09-2010, 10:31 PM
This is a very bad idea.
08-09-2010, 10:34 PM
If it carries the Obama label you don't want it on the table!
08-10-2010, 09:41 AM
08-10-2010, 09:46 AM
I don't know... USJFCOM seems like one of those bloated organizations that didn't need to be as big as it is. Hell, TRANSCOM doesn't have that many personnel directly assigned to it.
Axing the whole thing, maybe not necessary, but it could definitely be pared down. If TRANSCOM, which arguably has a larger mission, can do what it does with fewer personnel, then why can't USJFCOM?In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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