Obama strategy guts U.S. armed services
he United States’ military, which has acted as the world’s security team for decades, is destined to become a “hollow force” with fewer personnel and weapons systems, slowed modernization and reduced readiness under President Obama’s strategy, an analysis is predicting, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
The analysis by a team of defense experts from the American Enterprise Institute said that the Obama administration is looking at potentially $900 billion in defense cuts over a decade to protect such social entitlement programs as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the health care reform law from serious deficit and debt reduction efforts now under consideration.
Ultimately, the defense budget could become the largest bill-payer for addressing the deficit, and that bodes ill, according to the “abstract numbers game” that accountants have reviewed.
The military forecast and the impact on U.S. readiness was outlined by Thomas Donnelly and Gary J. Schmitt in an AEI report entitled, “Warning: Hollow Force Ahead!”