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Military chiefs have said these touch would be totally devastating we live in a dangerous world as we should now.
So the president again it's disregarded.
The strong recommendations.
The secretary of defense and the leaders.
Senator John McCain sounding some series warnings today about what will happen.
If 600 billion dollars in automatic cuts hit the defense budget as they're now schedule to with the failure of a super committee.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the cuts will reduce our ground forces to pre World War II levels.
Reduce our navy strength to where was in 1915.
That's banana was born.
And leave the air force with the lowest number of tactical fighters in history.
Fox News military analyst Oliver North is host of war stories and my guess now colonel thank you so much for being here with us now let me start with best because.
John McCain and others are saying this is really going to be devastating and we can't let it happen Leon Panetta the Defense Secretary among them.
-- Rand Paul comes out today wrote a Republican from Kentucky senator.
Backed by the Tea Party it says.
There will be no cuts to military spending because we're actually only cutting proposed increases.
If we do nothing military spending will go up 23% over ten years.
If we do this plan it's still gonna go up it's just gonna go up 16%.
Why should Americans be concerned about that.
Well of first bullets do the real numbers here notwithstanding what senator Paulus -- The the reality is we've already cut 450.
Billion dollars -- -- that -- that the 600 billion.
You're over a trillion dollars in cuts over the next ten years the president said he's gonna veto any off ramp that would preserve this.
And it is as John McCain said a devastating catastrophic cut the largest defense -- In the history of the country to include.
What we did after world war two and Korea.
You're gonna look at 10% personnel cuts in the military and civilian strength for.
Of of the military defense services.
Military construction cuts you can't build three quarters of -- building he can't build three quarters of a ship.
There's weapons systems that are gonna have to be cut.
Not just the new ships which by the world will be down to 230 by the time this is done.
The joint strike fighter research and development for new air to air and air to ground missile systems and of course.
Upgrades and improvements to the M one tanks we've worn out all over Afghanistan and Iraq.
No new combat vehicles for the Marines and soldiers that fight on the ground.
I just point out these things because.
Things are gonna get fixed just because all of a sudden in 2013.
You ended up with a new commander in chief and congress ballistic missile defense which would grind to a halt to protect American cities from attack by things like the Iranians.
Or the north Koreans -- the Chinese.
Will not get bill and you can't simply turn those things all back on again when he thirteen.
But they say that the cuts are gonna take place over the next decade.
Couldn't we work it out over the next decade -- sort of minimize the damage.
That some -- -- with some which you just recounted or no.
Well that's -- -- McCain was the chairman of the house armed services committee says no you can't just start an aircraft carrier -- put it and you know in a building and wait for the next tranche of funding to come in on it.
You can't do that would major weapons systems in this country.
And so but -- and wants legislation next week.
You know if the president was serious about protecting the American people he called a house back -- on Thanksgiving data passes.
Instead what he's threatened to do was to -- any prospect.
Of familiar rating the effects of these cuts -- trillion dollars from last year's budget to what they're going to have over the course of the decade it is devastating.
Who's really to blame for this you know you have an opinion on a kernel because you know the president says is -- off friends on the site keep the pressure on.
It's a deal that both the Republicans and the Democrats -- to not to mention President Obama I mean if the Republicans can elegant you know cry foul all they want right now but.
You both sides agreed to this.
Well I you know I haven't had a great blessing of working for president who came to Washington promising to -- rebuild America's defense.
Ronald Wilson Reagan campaign.
And -- promise of building a 600 -- maybe it took over eight years to get there.
The war that we fought 1990.
Called gulf war one -- Desert storm was fought with the equipment and people who were recruited end.
Acquired during the time that Ronald Reagan was president it takes that long to rebuild defenses from when you've got Jimmy Carter's present now we've got Jimmy Carter on steroids.
Because there's no leadership in this wide -- as commander in chief.
I want to ask you -- -- -- you haven't special bracelet on today.
I do does not -- This is a bracelet from the POW the -- league of POW and MIA -- -- for sergeant Boe per ball.
The 25 infantry division.
He was seized on the thirtieth of June 2009 he's held today by the accounting network in Pakistan he was captured in Afghanistan.
And I would -- this holiday time this is time for prayer for young American.
Who we don't know exactly where -- we do not always alive we need to hope he gets home safely.
Amen to that -- in north thank you so much and thank you -- sees him.
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