Friday, April 22, 2016 by usafeaturesmedia
(Freedom.news) The U.S. military seems to always suffer in the modern era under Democratic regimes because Democratic presidents prefer to raid Pentagon coffers so they can pad social welfare and other public spending instead. It has become painfully obvious that the modern Democratic Party no longer reveres John F. Kennedy and Harry Truman but instead embraces the “revolutionaries” like Che Guevara, the Castro brothers and that idiot down in Venezuela.
That’s too bad because if there is one institution that will be called upon to protect our freedom and defend us against the world’s tyrants, it is the military. And yet President Obama, commander-in-chief, has done all he can to undermine military readiness since taking office. If he’s not approving legislation that trims more money from the military than social programs, he’s destroying military culture and esprit de corps with pointless, counterproductive social policy.
The end result has been a military that is demoralized, overworked, spread too thin and running out of viable equipment – all while China, Russia, Iran and other countries threaten, become more aggressive and press their growing advantage in their areas of influence.
This five-minute Fox News report sums up the sad state of the U.S. military, how it is deteriorating to the point where exhausted mechanics have to cannibalize aircraft and other war machines just to keep them operational, and how little the White House – which has now begun expanding the U.S. military role overseas once again – is doing to rectify the situation.
The Marine Corps is being particular hard hit, as Fox News noted, after long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, personnel and budget cuts and other downsizing measures have depleted spare parts, worn-out gear and little hope that things will change anytime soon.
From Fox News‘ April 14, 2016 newscast:
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