J. RANDY FORBES, U.S. Representative and Chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, Republican from Virginia (NO)
Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli cautioned, "We will end up with a force that is not modernized, is an unbalanced force, and in the end, it will cost us lives." Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta went as far as to say that such cuts would amount to "shooting ourselves in the head."
THE LESS I SAY THE BETTER. AT LAST COUNT TONIGHT, HE WAS IN LAST PLACE.
THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION IS A CONSERVATIVE/REPUBLICAN THINK TANK. NEED I SAY ANYTHING MORE?
I AGREE WITH HER, BUT, LET'S FACE IT, SHE TEACHES AT WEST POINT.
HE WANTS TO INCREASE THE DEFENSE BUDGET. INCREDIBLE! I WONDER IF HE IS FUNDED BY THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX?
Avascent Group (NO)
AVASCENT ADVISES THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. NUFF SAID!
KORB WORKED FOR REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATIONS, BUT IS NOW A SENIOR FELLOW WITH THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS, SORT OF A COUNTERPOINT TO THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE.
My Plan to Restore America does not cut one penny of defense. But it helps make America more secure, and it brings our troops home to defend this country. Under my plan, America will retain the strongest national defense in the world, but we will end expensive foreign wars, overseas nation building, and foreign welfare.
HMMM....HE IS INDICATED AS A YES, WHICH MEANS HE SHOULD ADVISE CUTTING THE MILITARY BUDGET, BUT THE QUOTE ABOVE IS CONTRADICTORY. LET ME BITE MY TONGUE AND NOT SAY ANYTHING MORE.
Center for a New American Security (YES)
IF LEFT TO THE GUARDIANS OF THE MILITARY BUDGET, THERE WILL BE NO REDUCTION.
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