The reports coming out regarding troop counts and America’s ability to defend itself and protect our allies is very troubling.
In the Army’s latest details of the month of March, there were 2,600 active duty troops who left service and have not been replaced. That brings the total troop count to those below WWII numbers.
Currently the military is made up of 479,000 brave men, and the counts have been going down and it isn’t going to stop declining.
The budget for the military requires a minimum of 475,000 by September 30. Although it is likely we will have more troops than the budgeted amount, we will less than we have today.
The numbers keep going down because Obama has made it a point at reducing the power and size of the military.
During Obama’s tenure as president we have seen an unprecedented purge of the top military brass. An incredible amount of generals have been forced to retire or voluntarily retire because they disagreed with the direction of the administration.
In all, nearly 200 of America’s top generals have left since Obama took office.
The military is getting smaller and the trend will continue with the count hitting 460,000 in a year and a half.
Ironically this is all happening while the world has become more dangerous in the past eight years.