Military Issues MAJOR Warning – What Has Obama Been Doing?

Military Issues MAJOR Warning – What Has Obama Been Doing?

Our military was once the best in the world. Now, we can barely keep our fleet afloat and our aircraft flying. It is little wonder why terrorists do not take our military might seriously; we have been greatly weakened by Obama and his fellow cowards. One man, Lt. Col. Allen West (ret.) has had enough and is calling it like he sees it. Check-out his stark and sobering break-down of our military readiness.

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From Allen West:

It is unconscionable and embarrassing that our men and women in our military aviation force are having to resurrect planes from boneyards and scavenge museums in order to provide for our common defense.

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We recently shared here a story about the horrific situation surrounding the rise of U.S. military aviation accidents. Just ask yourself, when was the last time you heard about a U.S. Navy Blue Angel and a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird aircraft crashing within the same week — and the Blue Angel pilot was killed. We’re at a critical point for the maintenance of our military aviation, rotary and fixed wing. And one of the crucial advantages our military has is its operational maneuverability, but are we, in Obama’s military, losing that edge?

What you’re about to read is worrying indeed.

As reported by CNN, “It’s something akin to raising the dead. A troubling shortage of flyable combat aircraft — one military official recently called the air fleet the “smallest, oldest and least ready” in history — is forcing the military to go to its “boneyard.”

The Marine Corps announced last month it was taking the extreme step of resurrecting 23 F/A-18 Hornets to meet fleet requirements until the new — and much-delayed — F-35 fighter is eventually delivered. “We are very focused on our current readiness, and at the moment, we don’t have enough Hornets for combat, flight instruction and day-to-day training,” Sarah Burns, a spokesman for the U.S. Marine Corps, told CNN. She explained that the out-of-service, aging aircraft are housed at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center — a desert base in Arizona known as “the boneyard” — with the “intent to store, maintain, and upgrade them for today’s use.” 

The military regularly sends “mothball” or extra aircraft to the “boneyard” for long-term storage, rather than destroying the planes. However, Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant for aviation for the U.S. Marine Corps, noted that while bringing back the planes does provide additional inventory, they are still “old birds” and not as reliable as they once were. And if planes aren’t in the boneyard already, others are getting close.

The delayed arrival of new aircraft, like the fifth-generation F-35, also has forced the military to rely heavily on planes nearing the end of their lifespan. According to Maj. Gen. Scott West, the director of current operations for the Air Force, airmen are flying some aircraft and bombers, like the B-52 Stratofortress, that are more than 50 years old. Appearing before a House Armed Services subcommittee last week, leaders from the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines warned lawmakers that fiscal constraints, coupled with the critical focus on overseas operations, have seriously degraded training and readiness efforts.

“Twenty-five years of continuous combat operations … coupled with budget instability and lower-than-planned funding levels, have contributed to one of the smallest, oldest and least ready forces across the full-spectrum of operations in our history,” said Maj. Gen. Scott West, director of current operations, Headquarters for the U.S. Air Force.”

We reported here that aviation maintenance crews have actually gone to museums to find aircraft spare parts. I don’t know if any of you’ve ever seen it, but the boneyard out in Arizona is at Davis-Monthan AB. If you’re a parent, spouse or child with a loved one in the U.S. military, does it concern you that this is the status of the military under one Barack Obama?

Or perhaps you’re one of those who feel so great that our taxpayer dollars will be used to fund hormone treatments and gender reassignment surgery for transgender troops — along with new barracks and bathroom facilities. Yep, that’s a far more critical aspect of our combat readiness than effective and well-maintained aviation assets.

What is also very disturbing is an acquisition and procurement system that never delivers on time. It shouldn’t take 15 to 20 years from concept to implementation for our warriors to get the right tools. And I know, folks are going to tell me how far more technologically advanced we are — well, we cranked out some very technologically advance weapon systems for our troops back in World War II, like the P-51 fighter aircraft.

Our nation, as great as it is, is a tattered shred compared to what it was before Barack Obama ascended to the presidency.

Sure, America has always been imperfect. However, we have become lessened by every conceivable metric.

Our military is in shambles (both militarily speaking and socially), our economy is propped-up with fairy tales and borrowed money, our culture is being ripped apart and our standing in the world is laughable.

We are a great nation, but we are at our weakest now — which, if we’re being honest, has always been the goal of the globalist, one-world-minded Obama.

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