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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by chesapeake20, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. chesapeake20

    chesapeake20 New Member

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    Now that troops are slowly being pulled out of the middle east, how will life at the academy change? So what mean is, is it any differrent to go to a service academy during a conflict than during peacetime?and how?
     
  2. Whistle Pig

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    This will have apparent impact on the day-to-day operations of USNA. Even if there are tweaks more generally, the novice on-looker would have no clue. The far greater threat will be the so-called Congressional Super Committee's predictable gridlock and consequent defense budget cuts. Imagine pitting political budgeteering against our national security! Sad and dumb.
     
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    Predictable and fully expected political cover. Both parties can now claim it's not their "fault" that defense is being cut. Do we actually receive the government that we deserve? :thumbdown:
     
  4. Whistle Pig

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    Correction to previous WP post: "...NO apparent ..." :-( :eek:
     
  5. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    A lot of the really good deal (but expensive) training blocks and programs will probably go away. We don't send anyone to airborne/dive school for summer training anymore due to $$ and the rumor mill was spinning that money was the reason there were so many cutbacks on aviation cruises, etc. last summer.

    The good-deal 2 week YPs of my youngster summer might come back if they can find away to make it actually save money (because apparently it didn't) and I'd imagine further cuts to international summer programs like LSAP and LREC. Every year they cut a couple of those anyway once the budget comes out.

    Obviously, what I posted is just hypothetical. Good training will still happen, and good MIDN will still get produced. Just with less fun.
     
  6. chesapeake20

    chesapeake20 New Member

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    Would it be possible that the academies start taking less people because of the possible budget cuts? Therefore making it even harder to get in?
     
  7. 1964BGO

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    The SA's already are making cuts, especially USMA and USAFA.

    As Will Rogers stated back in the 30's: We have the best government money can buy!
     
  8. Whistle Pig

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    Of course it's possible. Real austerity would call for eliminating NAPS, which is redundant anyway. The woods are full of far superior prep programs. The issue there include de facto athletic redshirting and USNA control of nominations. But for those reasons NAPS might be one of the last to see the axe despite making little sense in tough times. A USNA sandbox ...
     

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