Scout, Norwich, and others have posted about force reductions and a military that is clearly is having to make do with less. For me, the "less" is the big story. The class of 2014 faces a China that is arming, a Russia that is rearming, a middle east in turmoil, a nuclear North Korea and Iran soon to be. These nations are willing and able to project force in their theaters, which include some of the most important economic real estate in the world. And I don't hear their leaders talking about going green, limiting collateral damage, and embracing sexual integration. As Secretary of State Kerry might say, how 20th century of them! Alongside our sons and daughters are a NATO that is becoming militarily irrelevant, a corrupt VA, a President and Congress with little personal military experience, and a public that is increasingly detached from the military. This administration dismisses threat nations as regional powers, enables open borders, and openly crosses swords with traditional allies. And the class of 2014 will suffer a procurement system that is dysfunctional at best. Army helo modernization, anyone? Air Force F-35? Navy Littorals? Coast Guard? I guess the CG doesn't have a modernization program to screw up. This is just me, not Fox News. Just an old guy that wants our kids to have the best training, the best equipment, and the best chance when the world goes old school on us.