The reason we have a shrinking military is because of the budget decisions of the Obama Administration. Former SECDEF Robert Gates made massive cuts to the Pentagon only to have President Obama odered him to do it all over again. Mr. Gates feels that not only was he naive, but that he was double-crossed by the President. The Armed Forces is smaller now that at the beginning of World War II. Entitlement programs have never been larger. What is wrong with this picture?
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When President Obama took office, he promised to be a new type of commander-in-chief. Many now fear that’s exactly what has happened.
Critics see the American military downsizing, and its influence in world affairs waning, creating a dangerous power vacuum. “Fox News Reporting: Rising Threats – Shrinking Military,” airing Friday at 10 p.m. ET, Saturday at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET and Sunday at 9 p.m. and midnight ET on Fox News Channel and anchored by Bret Baier, investigates the phenomenon that is the Obama military.
One of the signs of the president’s new approach is his deep budget cuts. Numerous defense programs have been scrapped, and the troops are being cut back—the Army’s active force threatens to drop below pre-World War II levels. As former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates tells Fox News, after he worked hard to cut hundreds of billions from the Obama military budget, he was then told to cut hundreds of billions more. Gates fears less money today will mean more American blood later.
President Obama isn’t just making the military smaller, however–he’s changing its very essence. He’s introduced numerous policies designed to further social justice within the ranks, such as regulations to allow women to serve in combat. But military experts are concerned that all these new rules end up doing is lowering standards and destroying morale.