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#1 I felt like that during the early Clinton years when I was in the reserves. We gamed the system every month to inflate our readiness metrics. It was brutal.
Posted by Lord Garth 2012-05-15 19:06||
#2 The Air Force is a relic. Right now the Navy standard missile reaches from the surface to the edge of space over 75% of the globe. The Air Force's capability is much less.
We need to revisit the Key West agreement and take the next logical step to move the Air Force into the Navy. Just like the Marines, the Air Force can be a respected part of our national defense without all the overhead of its institution.
The Army is the place for America's citizen soldiers -- expanding and contracting as needed. The Navy is the place for ships, planes, space vehicles, and other capital intensive long lead items.
Every American should thank the Air Force for doing its duty for over 60 years, but it is time to close it up.
Posted by rammer 2012-05-15 20:08||
#3 We need to revisit the Key West agreement and take the next logical step to move the Air Force into the Navy
What? and give up WWII era 'temporary buildings for spacious Taj Mahals, or Libbeytown style housing for 'Better Homes and Hangars' worthy digs? And how will we ever get that 12,000 foot B-52 capable runway to turn into the wind?????
Posted by USN,Ret 2012-05-15 22:55||