Krauthammer: Obama military reforms a ‘road map of American decline’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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President Barack Obama announced on Thursday a new military strategy that will include $487 billion in cuts over the next 10 years. That strategy, according to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, is a huge mistake.

On “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Krauthammer claimed the changes could handicap the U.S. military.

“This budget strategy is a road map of American decline,” Krauthammer said. “It is going to reduce our capacity. It does exactly what the president had said he was not going to do, which is it will adapt our capacity and our strategies to fit a budget.”

One of the premises of the Obama strategy is the notion that the United States won’t be involved in another large-scale ground war. Krauthammer noted that such wars aren’t always planned for.

“Sometimes a Pearl Harbor happens or an invasion of South Korea or a 9/11. Then ground war is thrust upon you. It’s not as if it’s a choice,” he said. “This is a budget that is going to reduce American capacity. It will make it extremely hard to carry on the role that we have for 70 years.”


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