"The Pentagon vs. the Welfare State"
By Robert Samuelson
(Excerpts from Stars and Stripes)
By Randy Forbes
In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal Friday, Chairman McKeon laid out the consequences of further defense cuts during a time of war and economic hardship.
As the congressional super committee deliberates, McKeon urges its members to focus on their mandate of to cut entitlement spending and not take one more penny out of defense.
This weekend, Army leaders used the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting to warn against steep cuts to the Army that could excessively shrink the force, making it difficult to meet the demands of a complex and volatile strategic landscape.
In Case You Missed It - Armed Services Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon spoke with Martha Maccallum on Fox News about the ramifications of further military cuts, including attempts to make cuts to military pensions and the possible reduction of hundreds of thousands of soldiers.
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Washington D.C. – Politico and Fox News joined numerous news organizations in highlighting a memo distributed to House Armed Services Committee Republicans that outlines the precarious state of our military, should the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction fail in its mission and trigger sequestration or other deep defense cuts.
Washington D.C. – On Thursday, Dr. James Jay Carafano asked on FoxNews.com, “Will Our Military Soon Be Unable to Prevent World War III?
Hodge describes an Air Force worn by age and stress, along with a shrinking, aging Navy: