BO is cutting 100K troops from the Armed Forces, some involuntarily. He has cut units from Defense. He is eliminating Naval Ships, and now he wants to lower the number of Nuclear Missiles and warheads to less than what other major countries have. Combining all of these together it’s like opening the door and inviting foreign powers to take over. Frankly this is scary. It’s Carter all over again, but starting at a lower number.
In Section 8 of the Constitution Congress is charged with financing the Armed Forces (not welfare)
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;Of course the President is C-i-C, but he is charged with protecting the country. But, IMO, it appears BO is weakening the country at a time where turmoil is increasing in the world. This seems counter intuitive to logic where you use strength to make your enemies wary of you. Right now, BO is seen as a paper tiger and is not taken seriously by others, IMO.
US weighing steep nuclear arms cuts
By ROBERT BURNS
AP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing options for sharp new cuts to the U.S. nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80 percent in the number of deployed weapons, The Associated Press has learned.
Even the most modest option now under consideration would be an historic and politically bold disarmament step in a presidential election year, although the plan is in line with President Barack Obama’s 2009 pledge to pursue the elimination of nuclear weapons.