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While Obama Guts The U.S. Military, Russia Prepares For War

by Michael Snyder, End of The American Dream:

The Russian military and the U.S. military are going in two very different directions.  Military spending in Russia is increasing by a whopping 33 percent this year alone, and the Russians are feverishly preparing as if a major war with the United States is inevitable.  But despite the fact that the conflict in Ukraine has raised tensions with Russia to Cold War levels, the Obama administration is still acting as if we were living in a “post-Cold War” era.  Even while the Russians are arming themselves to the teeth, the U.S. military is being gutted.  In fact, the U.S. Army is in the process of being cut down to the smallest size that we have seen since the end of World War II, and the U.S. Navy is already the smallest that it has been since World War I.  There is very little political debate about this gutting of our military at the moment, but someday we may look back and bitterly regret not being more prepared.

No matter what your view of U.S. foreign policy is, we should all be able to agree that the U.S. Constitution mandates that it is the job of the federal government to protect this nation.  Sadly, according to one recent report the cutbacks that are happening right now have left the U.S. military only “marginally able” to defend this country…

The US military has become so depleted by cuts that it has been left only ‘marginally able’ to defend the nation.

Decreases in the number of soldiers and naval ships have led to armed forces falling short of President Obama’s national security strategy, a report by The Heritage Foundation claimed.

Yes, we are spending far more on our military than anyone else on the planet is.  But a tremendous amount of that is pure waste.

When it comes to the things that really matter for national defense, corners are being cut.  For example, as I mentioned above, the U.S. Army is in the process of being reduced to the smallest size that it has been since World War II

The Quadrennial Defense Review announced last year that the Army would be cut from 570,000 soldiers to 440,000 – the fewest since World War II.

The Army historically commits 21 brigade combat teams to one war but would struggle to do this and leave reserves if there were two simultaneous conflicts, the report said.

And according to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Navy is already the smallest that is has been since World War I…

With the U.S. Navy arguably at its smallest since 1917, we don’t have many ships that are actually at sea. Only 35% of the Navy’s entire fleet is deployed, fewer than 100 ships.

But that is not all.  According to Stars and Stripes, the size of the U.S. Air Force is going to shrink by about 500 planes over the next five years…

The Air Force plans to cut nearly 500 planes from its inventory over the next five years if the Defense Department’s Fiscal 2015 budget request is approved by Congress, the service announced Monday.

The reductions — which would affect the active duty, Guard and Reserve — would be implemented in 25 states and the District of Columbia, according to a diagram provided by the Air Force. Only 47 planes would be eliminated overseas at a time when officials are emphasizing the importance of maintaining a strong forward presence to deter adversaries and respond quickly to crises.

For much more on how the U.S. military is being gutted, please see my previous article entitled “The Incredible Shrinking U.S. Military“.

At the same time all of this is going on, Russia is acting as if they knew that World War III was right around the corner.

According to CNN, the Russians plan to spend more than 20 trillion rubles to modernize their military by the year 2025…

Russia has begun investing heavily in upgrades to its military capabilities. President Vladimir Putin plans to spend more than 20 trillion rubles ($700 billion) bringing equipment up to date by 2025.

The modernization program is continuing despite an economic crisis that has already forced Russia to adopt an austerity budget for next year.

Even while the U.S. military is shrinking, the Russian military is getting larger.  The following infographic was published by TASS, and it shows some of the new equipment that the Russian military will be receiving by the end of this year…

TASS Infographic

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18 comments to While Obama Guts The U.S. Military, Russia Prepares For War

  • Rodster

    What kind of bullshit article is this? The USSA is the one pushing up against Russia’s border with NATO. Yesterday the USSA’s General said we need to provide lethal weaponry to Ukraine. Russia has actually been the most level headed in all of this NATO expansion to Russia. What’s Russia supposed to do bake them cakes and allow them to steal their warm water port?

    • pvtskulker

      Your absolutly correct. Just who are these a-holes pushing for total war. It’s certainly not Putin. Russia has absolute dominance, with boots on the ground ready to invade the Ukraine is needed, which means we would be the ones pushing the nuke button. The Ukraine is Putin’s Cuba missle crises. Lets hope he is another JFK.

  • Gnostic

    as i commented yesterday G/S slam….If you get multiple e-mails from the big dealers with specials, guarantee of a take down.

  • activisor

    The US has already lost the war, it just hasn’t admitted it yet. The war was lost when the US Government and the Federal Reserve Bank ruined America’s economy, by allowing banks to run amok creating hundreds of trillions of overall debts including derivatives. There is now, no way out except through collapse and renewal, with a greatly depreciated currency. The endless wars are just a distraction before the US descends into a third world economy.

  • Jacobson

    Don’t worry guys, Russia is a 3rd world country and their supreme leader – His majesty Valdimir Putin said that he isn’t going anywhere…
    “I’m like the queen of England” he said.

    And he can’t speak English but wants to lead the world LOL

  • Johan

    Biggest load of shit article I’ve seen in a long time

    “the Obama administration is still acting as if we were living in a “post-Cold War” era.”

    Michael Snyder must be living in a box somewhere under CNN HQ

  • Michael

    What we need is a Snyder Hunter report. These guys were born to be partners.

  • gary h.

    Michael Snyner reminds me of the turning worm lately.. it seems “something” has changed lately..maybe him moving away from economic/economy/financially theme’d articles? ..certainly the last 2 anyway..may i remind him that no one has ever gotten out of here[life on earth] alive,AND remind him also the earth IS going to end soon anyway:there is right now,4 EOTWAWKI events either unfolding,or already in progress
    #1 – the GMO Jeanie,
    #2 – the Fukishima Jeanie
    #3 – the oil is STILL gushing up to the surface in the Gulf Jeanie,& Corexit still being sprayed every night,to sink it back to the bottom of the gulf Sea floor] of Mexico Jeanie,AND
    # 4 – the disappearance of the honeybee Jeanie,
    are all TEOTWAWKI events..
    FAIP its already over Mike..
    the earth has been attacked by Satan’s minions [like David Rockefeller & house of & Lord Rothschild,who both could kick the bucket any day now],& precisely why David Rockefeller gave the go ahead order,to continue drilling without a measly Rockefeller-Rothschild pittance [pocket change for both] amount of $500,000 to install a blow out preventer,that could & would have stopped the gulf oil disaster..therefore IMHO & obvious to me anyway,that the gulf oil disaster was planned all along & therefore well in advance,just as the JFK assassination,OKC bombing,9-11,Boston Bombing Hoax/Drill,the totally EMPTY AND UNUSED SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Hoax/False Flag[this & the “Adam Lanza” caricature,that obviously never existed,let alone the silly,ridiculous,& nonsensical fairytail of this 90 lb weakling with Asbargers Disease, dragging around an incredible 80-100 lbs of military gear on his diseased shriveled up little body,including,riles,handguns,& AT LEAST 150+ rounds of ammo..yeah right..
    “Sandy Wagged the Hook” WAS the sloppiest government false flag in history,right up there with 9-11],the Charlie HebHoax in France, & all the other Zionist false flags in our nations history] so therefore,what the H do David Rockefeller & Jacob Rothschild care about using one or two or three of the thousands upon thousands of Corporations they own,to destroy the earth before they go to hell to be with their real daddy, Lucifur..A: THEY DON’T CARE ONE IOTA..they both are just doing THEIR God Lucifur’s work! DESTROYING THE EARTH BEFORE THEY LEAVE IT,bound 4 hell
    so FAIP,we presently have 4 EOTWAWKI events,because any one of the 4 of them can & will be the EOTEAWKI..
    it’s only a matter of when it ends IN FIRE,
    so sayeth the Bible in Revelations,
    & the Bible has been pretty much spot on so far..I firmly believe the Tribulation is either very close at hand,or we are already in the first year of it..let’s not flame the fire of more war & more war toys,& more horrific death & destruction that war brings in the short time we have left..war IS hell,& i 4 1,would much prefer instant death,over slow starvation from/with war any day..
    if we can get through this phony “Putin is the new Hitler” nonsense being bandied about by the Hitlery lesbo witch,w/o yet another war,THAT would be fine by me..
    so how about stopping any further war rhetoric & war factoids? there’s more than enough things to worry about[& you to write about] other than horrific,bombs falling from fighter jets,& bullets flying from boots on the ground,& innocent children ,women,& old men dying horrific,war induced death & if your going to blog about “war” Michael? can you make it “economic war” pleez? I’d be very grateful indeed,as your economic articles are the best out there..TIA – Gary

    • Eric

      The only reason the Bible has been spot on is because they are using it as their playbook. It isn’t prophecy and it isn’t inevitable.

      As I mentioned earlier, Joel Skousen is saying the long term plan is to get us into a wider war with Russia and China. Currency wars, Trade Wars, Hot wars. Major cities will most likely be overrun with immigrants demanding free stuff. The country within a country.

      By the end of this, the US will be so weak that most people will beg for help at the expense of giving up their liberties. Hopefully not.

    • glitter 1

      gary h,
      ” the Bible has been pretty much spot on so far..I firmly believe the Tribulation is either very close at hand,or we are already in the first year of it.”

      Yes The 7 Year Tribulation appears to be close,but we haven’t entered it yet.The Body Of Christ has to be taken out/removed prior to The Jugement to be enacted on an unsuspecting World.Just as Noah and his family were taken out/removed,just as Lot and his family were taken out/removed,so will all those whose names are written in The Lamb’s Book Of Life be taken out/remove prior to The Wrath and Vexation begins.If you are witness to the Man Of Perdition signing a peace accord with Israel then you have missed the exit and 7 years of hell are on deck for the world.For the Jew Haters, 2/3rds of Israel will get it in the neck,but a 1/3rd remnant will be devinely protected.Those that think/believe The Bible is all fairy tails will be the ones who will shake their collective fists and curse the God they say doesn’t exist as 1/3rd of the world’s population perishes in the first 3 1/2yrs then much of the rest in the second 3 1/2yrs.”unless those days be shortened there will be no flesh left alive”. We can not know the hour or day,but we can know the season.

  • Don't like War Mongers

    Mike Snyder must be a Pentagon SCHILL. More money, more weapons. OMG the Russians are ahead of us!!
    Sounds like the old “”Missle Gap” crap. We continously increase the size of our military (& contractor) budgets during EVERY ADMINISTRATION. It NEVER goes DOWN. So how can we be “gutting” it?
    If we REDUCED the military (& intelligence) budgets to the levels under Regan (which was the biggest military increase in history),, they’d cry “you’re gutting it”. But the truth is,, it’s even BIGGER now than under Regan. We really need to truly GUT those budgets down to peacetime levels that they NEVER gave to us. Cut the Pentagram (sarc) budgets by 50%. Give us back our tax dollars for us to spend on our OWN benefit.

    • Rusticus

      “Economic Collapse Blog” has been pushing this BS for ages now. “Republicanizing” the Truth movement and adding some “Truthiness” to those still shackled by the Two-Party Paradigm.

      Prep for a (pre-scripted) Rand Paul presidency?

  • rl

    Look around, french just wooped u.s in exercise?
    Media lies for money and drumming up business.
    Russia fights for russia, we fight for whores.
    Who do you think wins?
    Which is why we will get whored out to loose if they get what they want.
    Snyder is just another whore…

  • Hugo

    This piece I consider quite shocking. I read the pieces of mr Snyder quite often (as a non USA person) to get an idea how the state of the USA is. Guess he gotten an urgent call of NSA, department of war, department of foreign dominiation or whatever to support the USA debt and death war machine. Sad to see he went over to the ”dark side” so to day.

    To give a bit of background, my country (Holland) holds the seat of the International Court of Justice. Once that deal was signed the USA signed a bill called The Hague Intervention Force (loosly translated). If the global community ever holds and USA person considered guilty of war crimes (for example) my country will be invaded if the USA considers that person to be innocent (like Kissinger and Brezenski) with all force necceacy to free that person.. That even though Holland is a vassal state to the USA.

    As I tend to say, I love USA people since so freedom minded but the global empire their government has I really dislike.

    Regards Hugo

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