Army converting two Brigade Combat Teams

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by AROTC-dad, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2014
    Messages:
    4,200
    Likes Received:
    3,875
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2018
    Devil Doc, kinnem and CrewDad like this.
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    10,583
    Likes Received:
    4,110
    Seems like we're starting to see what $700B will do.
     
    Devil Doc and AROTC-dad like this.
  3. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    640
    The Navy is also looking to spend more on the amphibious fleet which I obviously approve of.

    What torques me and has for decades is congress pushing equipment and systems on the services when they didn't ask for it. Navy is getting three LCS ships they didn't ask for due to congressional pork markups. To make it worse, funding has been cut for mission module development which affects the ships' ability to do anything.
     
    StPaulDad likes this.
  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    10,583
    Likes Received:
    4,110
    Since when has Congress ever done anything sensible? The place is a circus.

    In fact it brings to mind a line from the somewhat recent TV series "Deadwood". One of the characters, as I recall, had just sliced open a woman's throat in order to save his girlfriend from someone else. He later stated "God will probably not forgive me for the things I have done.... but thank God I'm not a politician." :D
     
    sheriff3, NorwichDad and Devil Doc like this.
  5. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,309
    Likes Received:
    266
    From the Broadway Play 1776 - John Adams: I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace; that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a Congress!

    Some things are timeless!
     
    sheriff3, kinnem and Humey like this.
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    10,583
    Likes Received:
    4,110
    ... and a flock of crows is called a murder... while two crows are merely attempted murder. :rolleyes:
     
    StPaulDad and AROTC-dad like this.