Denny Janson: Sweeping cuts to U.S. military reeks of politics and short-sightedness

We don't deserve the military pros we have

Our so called leaders in Washington should hang their heads in shame.

I realize it is just a movie but having seen “Lone Survivor” a second time, I’m all the more convinced that we don’t deserve the military professionals we have. It astounds me to think that men and women, who have other options, volunteer to do our dirty work worldwide. They should be treasured, not discarded in some cost cutting move which reeks of politics.
   
   Doing his bosses bidding, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced sweeping cuts that will pare America’s uniformed fighting force to a level not seen since before World War II. Downsize if you must but devote that money to making whole those who came back in pieces.

In short, cut fat, not the muscle.

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