Comments on:

James Jay Carafano: Watch for happy talk on cuts from Hagel

Back to the article » By |
The wall fell, and Washington couldn't cash the "peace dividend" fast enough. People were the Pentagon's most expensive asset, so people had to go. Next on the chopping block: equipment. The brass started dumping inventories and cutting corners on maintenance. Training took a hit, further hurting readiness. Then, they sold out the future: postponing and even cancelling new equipment...

To learn more about commenting on and our community guidelines, please see our comments FAQ.