Our world is filled with threats. That’s why now, more than ever before, it is imperative for our military to be at full troop strength. There is no way to predict what risks the future may hold, so we must be fully prepared and fully equipped to face our enemies at a moment’s notice—whenever and wherever that might be.
Reports have been released stating that the U.S. Army is currently experiencing its lowest number of active-duty soldiers since World War II. This is not due to lack of patriotism, but rather lack of proper funding from Washington. The Pentagon has announced that by 2018, they must reduce the number of active-duty soldiers to 450,000. The Army has no choice but to cut their numbers in order to meet current budgeting constraints.
Today, we face countless dangers that threaten American safety and the ability to defend our homeland. We must work to strengthen our military — NOT weaken it. Downsizing is the LAST thing that we need do! We have the best military in the world, but we can only keep it that way if the men and women of our armed forces are given the resources and equipment required to do the job.
We must stand up for our military. Adequate funding must be a priority.
There is no national security without it.