Obama Re-election

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  1. SAshey

    SAshey Member

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    Just curious, but what effects will the Obama re-election have on our military and specifically our service academies for the next four years?
     
  2. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Not much based on the proposed budget and past trends. Expect to still be out of Afghanistan in 2014.
     
  3. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    It depends more on how Congress deals with the budget issues.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Which also depends on the President.

    I would not expect any budget increases for the military, more likely cuts. I'm not saying the military doesn't need a number of cuts, but don't expect more money to be available.
     
  5. MemberLG

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    my guess is cut in manpower,

    Defense industry will lobby to spare and defend big weapons systems.

    No one to lobby for personnel.
     
  6. khergan

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    With sequestration going into effect, I'd say that we will start to draw down more rapidly. Romney had planned to avoid it, but Obama has publicly stated that he will allow it to go through.

    We will pull out of Afghanistan.

    DoD will probably significantly downsize and focus more on post-war consolidation and our shift to the Pacific theatre of operations.
     
  7. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    What about military bases being closed? I don't think congressmen from either party will be happy if any of the bases in their districts close.
     
  8. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    "Lame Duck" Congress Must Act to Prevent Sequestration

    http://http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michele-nashhoff/lame-duck-congress_b_2084076.html

     

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