We ask members of the United States Armed Forces to perform extraordinary services on behalf of the American people. They defend America with courage and dedication. These qualities must be backed with sufficient resources to enable our military to be an effective and lethal fighting force. Mere words do not deter tyrants and dictators.
The Obama administration says planned cuts in U.S. defense spending will not degrade American military capabilities or the nation’s ability to confront threats on the world stage. Tell that to Joints Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey, he's all smiles: