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    Look out for more cuts in either personnel or equipment. That is what these sorry ass Democrats do in good times and bad economic times. Obama, Bush and Congress have rang up piles of debt which can never be paid back. Damn shame that our defense capabilities will suffer because of their gluttony for spending.
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    The recommendations Gates is implementing come from a report by the Defense Business Board. They're trying to prioritize defense spending in a difficult economic climate. For more information about the DBB:

    http://dbb.defense.gov/members.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    The recommendations Gates is implementing come from a report by the Defense Business Board. They're trying to prioritize defense spending in a difficult economic climate. For more information about the DBB:

    http://dbb.defense.gov/members.html
    The economic climate is difficult because we are now spending $2 trillion more than we have every year for the next decade. Simply taking back the unspent stimulus would eliminate the need for any cuts and allow us to keep force structure and equipment procurement and maintenance at current levels without impacting any other programs for the next two decades.
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    Not everything deserves to be continued. There are systems which take so long to develop they're obsolete by the time they're finished. I've been in several meetings about this kind of thing that, as a taxpayer, make steam come out of my ears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Not everything deserves to be continued. There are systems which take so long to develop they're obsolete by the time they're finished. I've been in several meetings about this kind of thing that, as a taxpayer, make steam come out of my ears.
    Yeah, but USJFCOM actually serves a purpose. The improvements in coordination between the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps since Grenada and Desert Storm are the direct result of the emphasis on joint doctrine and the integration of the separate services and their capabilities under joint commands, which come under USJFCOM. Getting rid of the command means reducing the frequency and effectiveness of joint operations.

    If the administration is that concerned about the deficit, maybe they can cut some of the $1.8 trillion in new spending that they have imposed in the last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post

    If the administration is that concerned about the deficit, maybe they can cut some of the $1.8 trillion in new spending that they have imposed in the last year.
    Freeze on new hires, cut all Government agency personnel by 10% and cut bloated government salaries would save some real money. The states have had to make changes like these but Federal government employees think they are special characters.
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