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Thread: Odierno: More Troops in Afghanistan May Get Pink Slips

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    Odierno: More Troops in Afghanistan May Get Pink Slips

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2...3435630&rank=4

    Heh.

    Ain't that a kick in the butt. Hey, we need you to go over here and put your life on the line.
    .......Oh, and, here's your layoff notice.


    WASHINGTON -- More soldiers could learn while in Afghanistan that they are being forced out of the military, the Army's top officer said Friday.

    Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno discussed the cuts with reporters Friday at a breakfast in Washington.
    The notifications, part of an effort to rapidly shrink the size of the ground forces, have drawn heavy criticism from lawmakers. In June, more than 1,100 Army captains were notified that their military careers would soon end. It was later revealed that 48 were serving in Afghanistan when they were informed that they were getting the ax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoonBoss View Post
    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2...3435630&rank=4

    Heh.

    Ain't that a kick in the butt. Hey, we need you to go over here and put your life on the line.
    .......Oh, and, here's your layoff notice.
    been happening forever. Happened right after Gulf War. Fighting wars since 2001 and still in these countries is a massive money pit along with the other government waste that occurs. They have to shrink unfortunately. The worst part is they have pretty poor process how to inform folks
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    With all the turmoil in the world, I think it is just BRILLIANT to shrink our military force, just ****ing brilliant. Maybe we can use that money to pay for some more Obamacare or illegals? The bonus is that we get to **** directly on the people who have given the most to protect us and divert the resources to those who haven't done squat. Progressive government in action! I apologize to all of our brave service men and women on behalf of our treacherous government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    With all the turmoil in the world, I think it is just BRILLIANT to shrink our military force, just ****ing brilliant. Maybe we can use that money to pay for some more Obamacare or illegals? The bonus is that we get to **** directly on the people who have given the most to protect us and divert the resources to those who haven't done squat. Progressive government in action! I apologize to all of our brave service men and women on behalf of our treacherous government.
    well defense does need to be cut but im sure this is not the right way Do people realize that we spend more on defense than the next 9 countries combined
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    I don't think people understand that the military, like other industries, are beginning to replace human labor with robot labor. The military has been at the forefront of that. Drones are making ground troops obsolete, and as robotic technology and AI continues to advance, more and more men will be replaced. The military 50 years from now will look unrecognizable from today. There many not be any human soldiers at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkapePhin View Post
    I don't think people understand that the military, like other industries, are beginning to replace human labor with robot labor. The military has been at the forefront of that. Drones are making ground troops obsolete, and as robotic technology and AI continues to advance, more and more men will be replaced. The military 50 years from now will look unrecognizable from today. There many not be any human soldiers at all.
    That's not really the reason for cutbacks though. Drones are far from making ground troops obsolete. Its just a simple fact every time we have a conflict we surge and when conflict is less we don't need the same number of troops. We also spent way too much on equipment non robatic and we spend way more than any other country does on defense, not even close. So thus we will have cutbacks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlockz View Post
    That's not really the reason for cutbacks though. Drones are far from making ground troops obsolete. Its just a simple fact every time we have a conflict we surge and when conflict is less we don't need the same number of troops. We also spent way too much on equipment non robatic and we spend way more than any other country does on defense, not even close. So thus we will have cutbacks
    Eventually we will see packs of these suckers hunting down terrorists:



    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2441330.html

    You don't need to feed them, house them, pay for their salaries, health care costs or comfort their grieving parents if they are lost. This is the future of warfare: automation.

    It may not be the immediate reason for these cuts, but this is where things are going, not only in the military, but everywhere. Human labor will be replaced with robots that are more efficient, effective and affordable in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkapePhin View Post
    Eventually we will see packs of these suckers hunting down terrorists:



    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2441330.html

    You don't need to feed them, house them, pay for their salaries, health care costs or comfort their grieving parents if they are lost. This is the future of warfare: automation.

    It may not be the immediate reason for these cuts, but this is where things are going, not only in the military, but everywhere. Human labor will be replaced with robots that are more efficient, effective and affordable in the long run.
    more efficient I some ways but believe me I wish there was an alternative for me having to stack up on a wall outside a house wondering what the hell they have in there.
    Our spending on military goes well beyond the troops like I said we spend more than the next nine countries combined . The problem is old army leadership jut loves to keep making money once they get out as defense contractors. There is no reason for any country to spend the amount of defense dollars that we as a country spend
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkapePhin View Post
    I don't think people understand that the military, like other industries, are beginning to replace human labor with robot labor. The military has been at the forefront of that. Drones are making ground troops obsolete, and as robotic technology and AI continues to advance, more and more men will be replaced. The military 50 years from now will look unrecognizable from today. There many not be any human soldiers at all.
    Not so much.


    They can't even get a pack mule right, right now.

    They're not get a soldier right for the next 40 years.
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