Times have changed:
The military will have to do its part when Washington makes decisions on how to reduce the nation’s growing budget deficits, the commander of the Air Force Materiel Command said Monday, March 1.
“At some point, we’re going to have to start addressing debt. We’re on an unsustainable path as a country,” Gen. Donald Hoffman told the Dayton Rotary Club during a speech at Sinclair Community College. “As the military, we’re part of that.
“Right now, we’re at war. The funding is there to support the war.”
If the war on terrorism should abate, the military would have to closely examine its spending priorities to reduce operating costs wherever possible, said Hoffman, a four-star general who oversees the AFMC, its acquisition, sustainment and research and development missions and its $52.5 billion annual budget and 79,000 employees. The 10-base command has headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
With the recent statements from the generals about gays in uniform- and the knee jerk reaction from John Boehner, are we seeing a move to an activist military? This is a totally new landscape and we made it the main subject of today’s Dayton Grassroots Daily Show- with a bit about Thorium reactors as well.
And, I don’t know what Greg was on today- but, I think we all need some of it.