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Why Does General Pace, The Chairman of the JCS Hate America?

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General Pace: Military Capability Eroding


"The assessment, done by the nation's top military officer, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, represents a worsening from a year ago, when that risk was rated as moderate.

The report is classified, but on Monday senior defense officials, speaking on condition on anonymity, confirmed the decline in overall military readiness. And a report that accompanied Pace's review concluded that while the Pentagon is working to improve its warfighting abilities, it "may take several years to reduce risk to acceptable levels."

Pace's report comes as the U.S. is increasing its forces in Iraq to quell escalating violence in Baghdad. And top military officials have consistently acknowledged that the repeated and lengthy deployments are straining the Army, Marine Corps and reserve forces and taking a heavy toll on critical warfighting equipment.

The review grades the military's ability to meet the demands of the nation's military strategy _ which would include fighting the wars as well as being able to respond to any potential outbreaks in places such as North Korea, Iran, Lebanon, Cuba or China.

The latest review by Pace covers the military's status during 2006, but the readiness level has seesawed back and forth during the Iraq war. Officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the risk levels are classified, said the risk for 2005 was moderate, but it was assessed as significant in 2004.

His assessment was submitted to Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the beginning of this year, and therefore does not reflect the latest move to pour 21,500 more troops into Iraq over the next few months.

Gates delivered Pace's assessment to Congress, along with a six-page report on steps the Pentagon is taking to address the problem _ including new efforts to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps, and requests for more money to repair and replace equipment. On Monday, the Pentagon released most of Gates' report, except for a few sections that were classified as secret.

That report concluded that "world events and regional trends add up to increased challenges to our nation's security." And it said the decline in readiness is also affected by whether other federal agencies and other nations are fulfilling their commitments.

There have been long-standing complaints that the State Department has not met its responsibilities in Iraq, particularly in reconstruction and rebuilding efforts, as well as buttressing the political development of the Iraqi government.

In his report, Gates also discussed efforts to repair and replace equipment worn out in combat, beef up recruiting and retention, and make better use of the National Guard and reserve forces. It also details how the Pentagon will use billions of dollars in the proposed budget, including plans to modernize aircraft and weapons, develop better detection and countermeasures for weapons of mass destruction, increase the size of the special operations forces, and boost the nation's missile defense."

More of George and Dick's excellent adventure planning. How is it they turn America's best against the USA, speaking out against America giving our enemies such insight and encouragement? Jim
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The report is classified, but on Monday senior defense officials, speaking on condition on anonymity

More clinton hold overs, you know the guy who cut our military because there was no threat to our nation.
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More clinton hold overs, you know the guy who cut our military because there was no threat to our nation.
Ahh, the classic Clinton defense for the mindless right wing robots. This is like having a bunch of normally capable individuals kind of degenerate in a Garp-like fashion into boneheadeddoctors as their political party kicks the bucket. Jim
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The report is classified, but on Monday senior defense officials, speaking on condition on anonymity

More clinton hold overs, you know the guy who cut our military because there was no threat to our nation.
If they are "senior" defense officials they MAY be civilian, brought in by the Halliburton kiddies OR if military, they came into the Officer Corp during either Reagan or Bush1, not Clinton.

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Ahh, the classic Clinton defense for the mindless right wing robots. This is like having a bunch of normally capable individuals kind of degenerate in a Garp-like fashion into boneheadeddoctors as their political party kicks the bucket. Jim
I see you can not argue my points with out going to the gutter.

I wonder why they are nameless sources?
Far as I can tell Pace is a hero and doing his job well.
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You know, at one point there was an army in the Middle East that was the Fourth most powerful in the World. Now IF we could just figure out what country that was, get those former military people and let them support the Iraqi Government, our Armed Forces would have time to stand down for a bit.

Does anyone know what country that was and where all those crack troops that Intel kept mentioning are?

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If they are "senior" defense officials they MAY be civilian, brought in by the Halliburton kiddies OR if military, they came into the Officer Corp during either Reagan or Bush1, not Clinton.

But thanks for playing.
Is that so? DefenseLINK: Biographies
But who are they? You mean to tell me they are NO Senior clinton DO's, what did he cut them all?

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You know, at one point there was an army in the Middle East that was the Fourth most powerful in the World. Now IF we could just figure out what country that was, get those former military people and let them support the Iraqi Government, our Armed Forces would have time to stand down for a bit.

Does anyone know what country that was and where all those crack troops that Intel kept mentioning are?
Are there not 600,000 of them dead according to Lancet and the 1,800 people they polled?
Or did they shed their uniforms and dissolve back to the home towns, at one time there were 400,000 of them but they needed 3,000 generals to watch over them why do you think that was?

Why did they self-demobilize cause the 11,000 General's were Sunni and the Republican guard was full of Baath party, so the other 400,000 Shia, Sunni, Kurd, Turkmen,Christan went home.

We did a De-Baathification of Iraq Society.

Now the AlQadia that were there before and have grown now that non-Muslim occupy the country.

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But who are they? You mean to tell me they are NO Senior clinton DO's, what did he cut them all?
Last time the Bush Administration's policy on going after those leaking classified things to the press was made public it seemed to make clear the Clinton Administration officials had nothing on anyone from the Bush Administration in this arena. How is it you are so certain this classified information was leaked by some left over Clintonite? Just sounds like more "blame all bad news, even if Bush gets caught getting a BJ from Condi, on Clinton" defense for a failing President. It seems to work on the faithful though.

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Last time the Bush Administration's policy on going after those leaking classified things to the press was made public it seemed to make clear the Clinton Administration officials had nothing on anyone from the Bush Administration in this arena. How is it you are so certain this classified information was leaked by some left over Clintonite? Just sounds like more "blame all bad news, even if Bush gets caught getting a BJ from Condi, on Clinton" defense for a failing President. It seems to work on the faithful though.

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Not sure I follow you here, are you referring to Libby?
Or when he circumvented a leak by posting the rest of the Doc?

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