The President wants to slash the size of the regular military…
…which isn’t, in and of itself, a bad thing, provided that there’s been a rational assessment of this nation’s strategy, and the military will be sufficient to cover the real needs that we see occurring.
Which is not a trivial process, and furthermore not something this nation has excelled at by habit.
If that rational reassessment has taken place – as opposed to Obama seeking an illegitimate “peace dividend” – then fine.
But one symptom that that assessment has not taken place is that while the Administration wants to slash the regular military, it wants to create more Special Forces.
Where, precisely, does President Obama think Special Forces come from? Does he think you just go out and grab some underemployed Georgetown graduates, give them berets and teach them how to fast-rope?