In the past few weeks there have been a slew of articles about high tech military gear being involved in accidents. There were <a href=’http://www.wsj.com/articles/two-u-s-military-demonstration-aircraft-crash-in-separate-incidents-1464908425″ target=”_new”>two separate incidents just recently, but there have been other, less publicized instances obviously, of equipment breaking down or reaching the end of their service life at a much faster pace, due to the unbelievable tempo at which things are being used – case in point our carrier deployment rate in the supposed time of peace – but money isn’t being provided to keep it all working or getting it replaced. We are even hearing of ammunition shortages!
Now, considering Obama supposedly wound down the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, one is left wondering why the US military is performing at such a high tempo, one that is also affecting the humans in the military very negatively, while we never hear about all the “kinetic action’ our troops are engaged in. Just normal training cycles would not account for the phenomenon we see right now, but if we are no longer fighting expensive wars in Afghanistan or Iraq, why the problems? Really what could be happening that we are oblivious to, huh?
Nah, enough with the games. the fact of the matter is that Obama has been using the US military far more than they were even during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but since he has the right letter next to his name, the LSM has decided to keep that reality under wraps. The world today is a far more volatile and dangerous place than it was during the Cold War, and even more dangerous – requiring the upped US military deployment tempo – precisely because Obama abandoned the progress made both in Iraq and Afghanistan, then had the military engage in conflict after conflict, of no interest to US national security, so others (and especially other democrats and their connected crony buddies) can profit.
Ain’t it awesome to be able to get a pass simply because the LSM thinks your failed ideology is the bomb? No pun intended…