This is coolbert:
From a comment to the blog by Steiner:
"Breaking news: SecDef [Hagel] will drastically lower the size of the Army, while leaving the USAF relatively unscathed."
100 % correct and also covered in some detail on the public broadcast television program News Hour this evening.
Constituting a marked change in direction for the U.S. military.
NO LONGER WILL THE AMERICAN MILITARY HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO FIGHT TWO SIMULTANEOUS REGIONAL WARS.
Can fight one regional war and then also provide proper defense of the HOMELAND.
Decades long policy and doctrine done away with! Given budget restraints, perhaps for good too!
USAF emerging "relatively unscathed" as has been remarked by Steiner, but the A-10 and U-2 aircraft now to be done away with, taken out of the inventory and this appears to be a done deal.
And that COLA [cost of living adjustment] reduction for veterans pensions after much lobbying Congress taking into consideration political realities not willing to go along with.
Standby for more and make ready! This is an on-going and continuous process.