Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sober up about the budget, on Midrats

Many are sobering up to the fact that the military is about to face a budget challenge not seen in a generation.

Especially from those who have seen this movie before; a number know that this one has the potential to be the most challenging seen in over half a century.

This Sunday from 5-6pm EST, EagleOne and I have a guest to give you plenty to ponder.

For the full hour, our guest will be Col. Robert Killebrew, USA (Ret.), using his article in the DEC Armed Forces Journal, Cutbacks & Crisis, as a starting point for the conversation.

In addition to being a contributing editor at AFJ, mong the many other things he has done since retirement he writes and consults on national defense issues as a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

Prior to his retirement from active duty he served for thirty years in a variety of Special Forces, infantry and staff duties. His assignments ranged included duty in Vietnam with MACVSOG, the Vietnamese Airborne Division, command in mechanized, air assault and airborne units, and staff positions in the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force, as director of plans, XVIII Airborne Corps, special assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army, command of a deployed joint task force and as an instructor in strategy and policy at the Army War College.

If you want to be ahead of the game in the growing budget battles, make sure and tune in this Sunday at 5pm EST or get the archive.

Join us live if you can and pile in with the usual suspects in the chat room where you can contribute your thoughts and observation.
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DeltaBravo said...

ooh!  ooh!  I know how this one ends!!!  (I've seen this movie before.)  The world then perceives us as weak and it all goes to hell in a handcart and then we have to come from behind and catch up quickly and use poorly supplied and supported troops to do the impossible and fix the disaster in no time at all!  (We usually pull it off in the end, kinda-sorta.)  I prefer the "stitch in time saves nine" approach myself.

Guesticles said...

Must we really spend as much as the rest of the world COMBINED to be secure?

Is reducing spending to 2005 levels really going to gut the military?

At what point is the economic risk from deficit spending a greater threat to our national security?

DeltaBravo said...

Good questions.  But I don't think the people to be asking them and giving answers should be the crowd that has had a long-standing antipathy to all things military for decades.