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Monday, Nov 24, 2014
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Letter of the day: Downsizing the military a mistake

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The Russians are invading Ukraine; China is expanding its military budget; Assad has handed over only 10 percent of his chemical weapons to be destroyed; Venezuela has riots in the street and is a powder keg; and Karzai is thumbing his nose in Afghanistan. So what is our liberal administration’s answer to all this chaos throughout the world? Cut the military budget, downsize the Army, close bases, mothball equipment and take benefits away from our returning and retiring warriors who had their deployments extended in many cases. Lip service, rhetoric and empty threats get you nowhere. A blind man can see what other countries think of this administration and the “joke” isn’t funny.

James Woods

Brooksville

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