Military Downfall

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The Slow Downfall of the U.S.A.

Imagine that the world has entered into a war with no predictable outcome. Countries fighting against one another with no clear sides or allies. The U.S. is nowhere to be found on the battlefields, in the skies, or even in the sea. What could have happened to the powerhouse with the strongest military in the world? Because of weakening foreign relations, decreases in the protection of America, and the negative effects on the families of those who serve in the military, budget cuts in the military should be stopped. Although many believe that the military already has enough money, more funding should be given to necessary programs.

Our country has been fighting over foreign policies for a long time. Foreign
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Even with the current budget, many units still have difficulty with being ready for anything. Kerry Kachejian (Col., U.S. Army Reserves Ret.) when he writes, “Some units, like mine, were deployed so fast that we did not have the equipment needed to transport people safely over there”(Kachejian). Basically Kachejian is saying that his unit, and many others, do not have funding to adequately do their jobs. With short supply of equipment and personnel, the military has to find a new definition of readiness to follow. Lack of equipment could lead to the heightened danger for those who deploy overseas. The short supply of personnel leaves a thinly stretched military to defend the nation. The military is made of mostly personnel, but with decreasing amounts of soldiers people fear for the upcoming …show more content…
With the budget cuts for their military, the nation was taken out early in the fight. The military of the U.S. was not strong or big enough to mobilize and defend the nation properly. Weakening foreign relations, and the decrease in protection of America; the country was left virtually unprotected as the military stretched too thinly. The families of the ones who serve would give up hope when the ones they loved either were laid off or did not make it back. Without a strong military or enough personnel, the U.S. would not have enough protection to maintain the amount of freedom it has had for a very long time. It is the responsibility of the nation to protect its people and keep peace with other countries in order to preserve itself for the present and future generations. If the foreign relationships of any nation weakens, it usually falls into the depths of war or they make enemies that are able to fight against them and win. It all depends on how big the military is and how well prepared they are, for a country to be a powerhouse in the

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