Obama Tells Hagel To Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air...
As Russia, Iran and China ramp up their defenses, Obama is telling the Pentagon to stand down.

China and Russia are spending billions to augment their defenses, Iran has gone fully nuclear. What is Obama’s reaction to safeguard America’s safety? If you guessed “reduce the world’s greatest Army to Pre-WW II levels”, then YOU are the winner!

NY Times WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets in a new spending proposal that officials describe as the first Pentagon budget to aggressively push the military off the war footing adopted after the terror attacks of 2001.


As Russia, Iran and China ramp up their defenses, Obama is telling the Pentagon to stand down.

The proposal, described by several Pentagon officials on the condition of anonymity in advance of its release on Monday, takes into account the fiscal reality of government austerity and the political reality of a president who pledged to end two costly and exhausting land wars. A result, the officials argue, will be a military capable of defeating any adversary, but too small for protracted foreign occupations.

The officials acknowledge that budget cuts will impose greater risk on the armed forces if they are again ordered to carry out two large-scale military actions at the same time: Success would take longer, they say, and there would be a larger number of casualties. Officials also say that a smaller military could invite adventurism by adversaries.

Mr. Hagel’s plan would most significantly reshape America’s land forces — active-duty soldiers as well as those in the National Guard and Reserve.

The Army, which took on the brunt of the fighting and the casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq, already was scheduled to drop to 490,000 troops from a post-9/11 peak of 570,000. Under Mr. Hagel’s proposals, the Army would drop over the coming years to between 440,000 and 450,000.

Under Mr. Hagel’s proposals, the entire fleet of Air Force A-10 attack aircraft would be eliminated.

That would be the smallest United States Army since 1940. For years, and especially during the Cold War, the Pentagon argued that it needed a military large enough to fight two wars simultaneously — say, in Europe and Asia. In more recent budget and strategy documents, the military has been ordered to be prepared to decisively win one conflict while holding off an adversary’s aspirations in a second until sufficient forces could be mobilized and redeployed to win there. source – NY Times

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February 24, 2014 1:37 pm

The American people might well pay a heavy price one day in the future for electing this dangerous Muslim-born president with deep sympathies for Islam. Who could have predicted only seven years out from the Muslim terror atrocities in New York and Washington the American people would elect a man with Hussein as his middle name. Most people in the Middle East including Israelis knew what the Americans did. I blame much of this on George W. Bush (I voted for him in 2000) for disgracefully and shamefully misleading the American people about the religion of Obama’s birth.

February 24, 2014 1:39 pm

What we are witnessing is #Obamas4thReich.

Note the strategic goal of ‘pre WW II’ levels – their stealth way of paying homage to Adolf Hitler – who rightly identified America’s involvement in WW II as why he was defeated.

In 1941, Hitler declared war on America.

In 2014, aka Obama + Comrades are making good on Adolf’s declaration.

It’s a simple – and as sinister – as that.

February 24, 2014 1:51 pm

Well, of coarse seudo science (including fuz math/no abs) propaganda always leads to a gestapo, which then leads to control! Just like nteb’s sunday eve show!

February 24, 2014 1:53 pm

But Martha, Hitler put in place a program of massive German re-armament.

February 24, 2014 1:55 pm

Get all military forces out of America then declare Marshall law

February 24, 2014 1:55 pm

Obama is ending our foriegn military and beffing up the FEMA Military for the FEMA Constration Camps, to hold christians!

February 24, 2014 1:56 pm

OOPS!= beffing= beefing

February 24, 2014 2:01 pm

Wouldn’t it make more sense to increase the military in the premise of creating shovel-ready jobs? Defense is the one thing the government is supposed to do. We could eliminate some of the welfare and unemployment check recipients by putting them to work defending us. Obviously, that is not the BO agenda. I’m not sure I want more of the jack-booted, faith-suppressed military of BO’s making. I guess we really don’t need to increase the number of government employees who will come to take us away in the next phase of BO’s plan for America.

February 24, 2014 2:57 pm

True,ignorant Americans did vote for the Muslim sleeper cell Obama, that’s fact, but Obama still did not have enough votes to win the election in 2008 or 2012… Muslims Millions PURCHASED the White House for Obama in 1979… Actually Obama is not the leader of America,he’s a fraud, and both political parties, democrats and republicans have full knowledge of this…

February 24, 2014 3:04 pm