Every time, every time, any cuts are mentioned the Rethuglikans convince their sheep followers that the military will be slashed so they need to compromise.
It is so old.....yet obviously still works.
Just in the intro it is blatant:
""by the end of calendar year 2013, less than half of our ground units will be trained to the minimum readiness level required for deployment," Marine Corps commandant James Amos testified to Congress this month." Really....well more than half have already done combat tours. Are they going to stop recruiting and shut down basic training? Of course not. This idea of "readiness" is a word tossed around DC by military brass to get funds, that is all.
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain