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‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Says Obama Made It Impossible to Defend Americans

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The American military is struggling to defend our interests abroad and ensure our security at home.

And Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis says Barack Obama is almost entirely to blame.

According to a report published by the Government Accountability Office:

“The result of the current state of readiness is that military forces are not strong enough to protect vital U.S. national security interests from worldwide threats.”

As Dennis Michael Lynch pointed out:

These are not small threats either; they include North Korea’s continued insistence on building a nuclear weapons program and Russia’s push into western Europe.

Other than readiness, the GAO reports highlights for other areas of concern for the U.S. Military: threats in cyberspace, escalating costs of weapons and health care, and better management of its people and business practices.

The report states that consistent military involvement in the Middle East since 2001 has overextended the US military.

But it also points an accusing finger at 2013 budget cuts that resulted from Obama failing to agree with Congress on a national budget.

And that’s what Mattis focused on in his remarks to Congress:

“No enemy in the field has done more to harm the readiness of our military than sequestration.”

Indeed, the report notes that due to those budget cuts, the Air Force, for example, can today field less than 50% of its forces.

That’s in large part because it’s lacking over 1,500 pilots and 3,400 aircraft maintainers to keep its fleets of fighters and bombers in the sky.

Similar readiness problems exist in both the Navy and Marine Corps.

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