Pentagon Official: The Facts Are In, And Obama’s Policy Is a Direct Danger to the United States
Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning.
The report is in, and the review of the president’s foreign policy is clear: If there is not an immediate course-reversal, the United States is in serious danger.
In 2013, the United States Institute for Peace, “a congressionally-created, independent, nonpartisan institution whose mission is to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflicts around the world,” was asked to assist the National Defense Panel with reviewing the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). The National Defense Panel is a congressional-mandated bipartisan commission that’s co-chairs were appointed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
On July 31, the National Defense Panel released its long-awaited report on the effects of the QDR and delivered its findings to Congress. The panel pulled no punches — its findings were a scathing indictment of Obama’s foreign policy, national security policy, and defense policy. The panel found that president Barack Obama’s QDR, military force reductions, and trillion-dollar defense budget cuts are dangerous — and will leave the country in a position where it is unable to respond to threats to our nation’s security. This, the panel concluded, must be reversed as soon as possible. SOURCE
Since the end of WWII the military and its ability to fight, and WIN a war has been chopped to pieces by politically correct politicians and has deteriorated at an alarming speed.
Sure, we have technology, we have awesome weapons systems, we have satellites that can pin-point a location and let our leaders view activities and attacks in real time, we have all the *toys* and troops that know how to use them well.
What we DON’T have, and haven’t had for a very long time is a President that has the courage to use our military capabilities to their fullest extent.
Once upon a time, when a nation went to war, they went to war with only one thought in mind and that thought was VICTORY. Winning, and winning in the shortest time while we suffered as few casualties as possible was the goal of our effort.
That method of waging war has, apparently, gone by the wayside; today we have a President that is believed to despise our military and instead of encouraging our military purges the it of any leader that disagrees with him.
The Korean War stands as a prime example of fighting a war and not having the intent of winning and settling for a *draw*. And then there was Vietnam.
I don’t know if anyone can provide an exact date for the arrival of the first *advisers* to be sent to Vietnam, that is a date that produces a few differences in opinion.
On March 8, 1965, the first American combat troops – the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade – waded ashore at China Beach north of Da Nang.
There had already been limited U.S. naval action, and the bombing of North Vietnam had commenced. There were also 23,000 military advisors already on the ground. But all that activity was linked to intelligence gathering and support. The March 8 landing introduced real fighting troops into the mix. SOURCE
U.S. forces were in Vietnam right up to the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.
More bomb tonnage was dropped on Vietnam than was dropped on Nazi Germany in all of WWII.
We were actively engaged in WWII, on MANY fronts, from Dec. 7, 1941 until the war ended on Sept. 2, 1945, a period of less than 4 years. Three years and nine months and the United States brought a WORLD WAR to a definitive end.
By comparison, we were actively involved in Vietnam for just over 10 years, and we came away with a loss.
Fast forward to Sept. 11, 2001 and the attacks that were launched against the United States, here, on our soil, and think of this; we went to war in Afghanistan in an effort to kill Osama bin Laden for his part in masterminding those attacks. We traipsed off to Iraq to take out Saddam Hussein because he was a bad guy and George Bush didn’t like him.
Each nation, Iraq and Afghanistan are approximately the same size in land area as is the State of Texas and we have had combat troops in Afghanistan for 12 years.
We had combat troops in Iraq until most were withdrawn in 2011, but now we’re facing a new situation where OUR troops may be sent back to Iraq to once again engage our enemies.
I don’t blame our troops for ANY of this ineffective war-fighting, the loss in Vietnam, the 12 years we’ve been in Afghanistan or the time in Iraq but I also don’t blame Barack Hussein Obama, at least not exclusively.
Every American President since Harry Truman has been concerned with fighting a war in a more contained situation and with forcing OUR troops to adhere to rules of engagement that get them KILLED.
Our troops have the courage, the will to fight and WIN; our politicians are the problem and have been for a very long time.
Until America rids itself of the cowards in Washington and allows war to be fought as it MUST be fought, we will never again claim the title of *VICTOR*.
One other thing; our enemies KNOW that.