Sunday, November 20, 2016

Trump wants an expanded Military able to fight multiple wars at the same time

"We got two, three, four wars goin' on,
All I can do is sing this song..." - Times is Hard, Loudon Wainwright III, Songs for the New Depression (2009)
According to reporting in the Armytimes and MarineCorpstimes, Donald Trump wants an expanded military able to project military power in multiple theaters simultaneously.
Trump wants an active-duty Army with another 60,000 soldiers in the ranks, an unspecified number of additional sailors to man the 78 ships and submarines he intends to see built in coming years. He wants up to 12,000 more Marines to serve in infantry and tank battalions, and at least another 100 combat aircraft for the Air Force. 
Where is he going to get the extra Americans from? Right-Wingers love to talk up the military but shy away from actually joining and doing the work. Conservatives shirk duty at every opportunity.

But, during the Global War on Terror (GWoT) sometimes known as World War IV to Conservatives (Ronnie Raygun having won World War III against the Soviet Union by himself), Young Conservatives eschewed military service. During W(orst POTUS Ever) misadministration military Recruiters, under massive pressure to make quotas, were driven to signing up gangbangers and white supremacists to fill vacanies which conservatives were reluctant to fill. But, conservatives were more than willing to fight the battle on the homefront; Attacking liberals, defaming anti-war activists, and joining the couch-borne keyboard commandoes.

However, during the year-long 2016 Presidential Race, conservatives adopted a mealy-mouthed anti-war stance, which they really didn't believe. Right-Wingers and their media sychophants assured America that Trump hated Wars, especially Iraq. Of course, Iraq really was entirely the fault of HRC and her 30 year reign as Emperor of America. The vote totals probably indicate Trump's new found anti-Iraq War stance didn't sway anti-war people into Trump's camp but, it did afford ratfvckers like Glenn Greenwald and Jill Stein cover to go after HRC while minimalizing the world-wide danger represented by Donald Trump.

So, what we are seeing is a repeat of Reaganomics. Massive deficit spending on the military. Jobs creation focused on the military; more soldiers, more contractors, more non-military support staff.

Remember that for every soldier, airmen, sailor, or Marine in uniform you're talking at least 9 non-military personnel added.
Trump has promised to build a Marine Corps capable of simultaneously winning two wars. It would be based on 36 battalions, up from the current force structure of 24 active-duty infantry battalions, two active-duty tank battalions and supporting units. That means adding between 8,000 and 12,000 more Marines to the service’s roster, another potentially expensive personnel plus-up dependent on a significant influx of new funding.   Using the fiscal 2017 personnel costs as a base, that could total more than $1 billion per year just in personnel costs, before equipment and training are factored in. 
But, when coupled with the right-wing moronic lunatics Trump is proposing former Marine Corps General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense and General Mike Flynn for National Security Advisor it's time to realize the United States is about to enter two new wars in the Middle East; i.e. An invasion of Syria to unleash Trump's secret smarter than the generals plan to fight ISIS and a ramping up of tensions with Iran under the leadership of Warmonger Senators Tom Cotton and John McCain until Trump declares war to distract the American people.

So, as conservatives get their war back on, challenge them over and over to enlist and put their asses on the line instead just talking tough. But, get ready for Generation: Chicken Hawk 2.0.


Jerry Critter said...

Perhaps he will have to fight the West Coast, the Northeast Coast, and Illinois.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Jerry, there are thousands of right-wing criminals with "Liberal Hunting Permits" affixed to their trucks awaiting Trump's order to murder lefties, minorities, feminazis, immigrants to take back their country.

One Fly said...

Yes - I believe what I just read. I also believe these people above want to shoot reeeeeal bad and a whole bunch too. I put those chances of different types of shooting happening at better than 50-50 and that's the conservative side showing. But what we do will be deemed futile as there will be attempts to assimilate us.


David said...

A couple of thoughts.

First, my guess is that military personnel and veterans voted heavily for Trump. Maybe they weren't that heavily Republican going on, but their reasons for being pro-war are at least worth hearing out. Although from personal experience my guess is that they think Trump is less likely to start wars than Clinton, just like most of the rest of the deplorables he conned.

Second, the idea of ballooning the world's far and away largest armed force by 30% or so is comical given he's also promised other spending on top of tax cuts.

I realize that only Democratic budget deficits are bad, but even so, something monumental is going to have give soon. If the transition farce is any indication of what's coming, then the next year is going to be tragic-comical in a way I never thought possible.

Grung_e_Gene said...

It's the same old song and dance. When Rape-publicans are in charge defecit spending explodes when Democratic Presidents take over, the cry is the debt the debt the debt and demands to cut the social safety net and reduce spending. After which Republicans claim economic slowdowns are Democrats fault. As Darth Chrney stated, "Ronnie Raygun proved defecits don't matter."

Tom Harper said...

Since Trump has flipflopped on almost every political stance he's taken (even in the last 2 weeks, let alone the past few years), I can only hope his Military On Steroids promises are just talk; just another gimmick to get the GOP base all riled up. Then again, people are always telling me I'm too optimistic.

David said...

Word in the Washington Post today is that Trump is not even bothering to receive his daily intelligence briefings because he is too busy taking care of the nation's national security needs.

Not sure whether that augurs for more wars or less wars.

Jerry Critter said...

Well, at least he can't give away any secrets if he is not getting the briefings.

David said...

True, although he's probably going to have them delivered to his kids, instead.

Jerry Critter said...

Only if he gets them security clearance first. If he does, then we are really in deep shit.

David said...

If your only hope is that the President of the United States will fail in his quest to get security clearance for someone, then I have news for you: you're already in deep shit.

Jerry Critter said...

Perhaps I should have said deeper shit.