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Military Experts to Obama: Stop Exporting Democracy

President-elect Obama will face a number of competing priorities when he takes office January 20th, 2009.  As the Commander -in-Chief he will have to balance having an effective and sufficient fighting force with economic forces demanding a reduction in cost and expenditures.  There will be plenty of people offering advice from which to choose a course of action.  Here is one group advocating we disentangle ourselves from some of our current engagements such as Irag and Afghanistan.

“In Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army and Marine Corps have been stretched to the limits of their strength to fight enemies not even a tenth as numerous as those they faced in Vietnam,” the report says. “We have become a pampered, sluggish, weak-muscled elephant that cannot even deal effectively with mice.”

Read the rest of the article: Stop Exporting Democracy


November 14, 2008 - Posted by | Education, military, politics

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