“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty” The Constitution of the United States of America
“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States.” Article II, Section 2, The Constitution of the United States of America
Duty, Honor, Country
By Robert Hutchinson
During the course of this series, we have touched upon the past, present and the future of the US Military. From mandatory Military Service (Draft), to an all-volunteer US Military (VOLAR), to include a few of the “Social Justice” PC practices. We have also introduced the Department of Defense (DoD) Industrial “Life Cycle Management”, The Monsters Fraud, Waste and Procurement Abuse. Further, the present Reduction In Force (RIF) and the “The Army of 2020”. That is only seven (7) years away. We must return to Our US Constitution, sound “Life Cycle Management” and historically proven Military concepts.
This we shall defend
As a Nation, there is no consensus as to who, what or when our Military shall defend. Our Nation no longer has neither a personal identification nor more than “Lip Service”, support for their Military, however, the US Public feel no obligation to personally serve in the defense of their Country. The prevailing political opinion is to cut to the lowest amount possible, the Military Budget, the personnel related expenses, not the “Pork” to wit voters and politicians are addicted.
The dictionary definition, of the word Propaganda, “biased or misleading publicity intended to make people believe something” , in working application with the late Chairman Mao’s theory, “ The Big Lie”, best describes the Social Democratic Party and our President concerning our Military Personnel.
We in the Military Family are told in the media that President Obama & Co. are proud of the Military and will care for us. The American public are told this repeatedly 24/7. While the “Photo Ops” play, over and over, we are being “Had”, like a cheap “Lady of The Evening”. This is across the board, Active Duty, Vets, DAV’s, Retired and dependent Family Members. Active Duty Combat and Direct Combat Support Troops have been in a RIF in a Combat Zone, where along with suicidal “Rules of Engagement”, are placed with infiltrated Local National Troops, who murder them at will. The Active Duty Combat Troops must be reinforced with State National Guard Units and multiple repeated combat tours, to maintain a substandard Combat Force. These abuses of our Troops lead to KIA’s, DAV’s and destroy families.
I do not care who you are, continued multiple Combat tours, during a short period of time will limit your abilities, to stay alive. To thank them, their pay will be reduced, education assistance eliminated, future Retirement packages pillaged etc. In the last four (4) years, the VA has become an abusive “Sewer” of the Disabled Vet. It now takes on average of over two (2) years to give initial disability evaluation, with a disgraceful error rate. In addition, final appeal determination is now running over a year. There are exceptions, which are few, and far between. What does the disabled Vet and his family do, between being discharged by military as soon as possible, to save military medical manpower and the VA “Helping” them? To the best of my memory, the Vet and his family, for the first time in our history, “Beg”, for money in the media. The “Baby Boomer” Viet Nam Agent Orange disabled Vets, have a war with the VA, all to their own. It appears that in some cases, the VA’s plan is to delay long enough and let the problem “die”. A major cause of the problem is that, A VA employee is like a dud rocket, they don’t work and you sure, can’t fire them. That is an old joke that never was funny. When you consider the fact that the Retirement health benefits have been reduced and will be reduced further, the joke is less funny. The dismal assistance, to Military Dependent families, is no joke.
When was the last time you saw, in the media, that the DoJ, took a major Defense Contractor to Federal Criminal Court? Over the years, continuous Cases have been investigated, large cash settlements made, and our National addiction continues.
REH "Black Sheep"