|Capitol Hill (Photo credit: The U.S. Army)|
Republicans are big on deficit plans no matter how unrealistic. Now they are faced with reducing the size of the active Army troops to the point the military can no longer run a two-front - or soon to be multi-front - war. Another 100,000 ground troops will have to be slashed to meet the criteria of the $1.2 trillion budget cuts.
Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno whined to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee about his situation. However can he secure his status to retire at a high pension and then acquire that all-coveted position of newly found wealth with his handler lobbyists and crappy think tanks?
Supposedly, it is the failure of the lawmaker supercommittee to agree on a deficit-reduction plan that caused this hardship for the Army. But is it really?