This is an announcement about the reduction in troops of 40,000 scheduled for 2016-17
This is an essay by James Webb, former Senator, who wrote a wonderful book about my favorite group, Born Fighting–How the Scots Irish Shaped America (2004). Webb is a marine, former Senator, assistant secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy. His book told the story of the Scots Irish (Celt) backbone of American Fighting forces going back to the Revolutionary War.
Of course the current administration eschews such a belligerent group and abhors outfits like Rangers, Marines and such.
This week an announcement was made that we would send another 450 “advisors” to Iraq in the face of Iraq’s failures to recruit new troops to fight IS forces. Leading from behind while we put our soldiers in situations where the rules of engagement might as well be written by our enemy and our strength in air cover and weaponry is politely restrained, compromising force protection and offensive effectiveness. But if the goal is to lose–why not?
Makes me sick to think John Kerry, poseur and traitor, is Secretary of State, working on giving Iran Nukes. Now that’s really leading from behind. Almost as good as the disgusting Powell Doctrine that included an anti military element always have an exit strategy. Wars fought to an agreement violate basic military philosophy but make the lawyers and diplomats happy–the politicians who never served. Seems like a good idea–kick the can down the road and take a victory lap with a piece of paper held high.
One more item–as another thumb in the eye of the military, the bamster has in mind promoting a homosexual to Secretary of the Army–24/7 trying to take down our traditions, he hates this country and the people in it–he is a Saul Alinsky and Jeremiah Wright acolyte and avid world order anti-American socialist pushing the sexual deviant agenda hard as you can read in the comments from military leadership in this essay about their concerns on the other agenda items–body dysmorphics (I was born in the wrong body, boo hoo) cross dressers and the like.