Disaster? Do you realise your above post is a disaster. I never mentioned Obama, but Carter yes, as you criticized him once more, 34 years later.Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Under Jimmy Carter they cut back Army flight school to half ....... but then they started to give flight surgeons and West Point cadets a month of flight training. Money that could be spent on actually training AVIATORS.
Because of that by early 1980 the Army was short 2,000 aviators!!!
I could go on and on about Jimmy Carter because I was on active duty and I saw it first hand. Things like flying with only one set of charts and plates in the aircraft so the pilot, or copilot, had no idea what the other was suppose to be doing.
I did not compare Obama to G.W.! I compared him to Carter!! WHY? Because he is making the same damn mistakes as he does not understand the military!
Obama has been has been diverting funds from the DoD budget to other non-Defense issues which is a VIOLATION of the LAW! But until Congress jerks Obama's chain, he will get away with it. Meanwhile our country may not be able to defend us adequately!
While Japan and Europe were rearming in the early 1930s, FDR spent money on everything else. As a result, in 1941, Japan had three times as many aircraft carriers we did in the Pacific and the results were disaster at Pearl Harbor!!!
Europe was rearming in the 30s? Really? What Europe? Unless Germany was all by itself Europe. Pearl Harbor would've been bombed regardless how many aircraft carriers you had. And, as I told you yesterday,but you can't read, no carriers were at Pearl when the Japanese attacked. Those "missing" carriers dealth Japan its death blow at Midway and Leyte Gulf later on. As to FDR and Obama diverting military funds, good for them, they are much more needed elsewhere.
Defend yourself against who, what, exactly? Will more arms prevent embassy bombings, barracks bombings, destroyer attack, 9/11? WWII is over, Rogue. Conflicts are no longer fought the classic way. Strange that Vietnam where you served did not teach you that.