27 November 2013, 11:30

Obama weakens US military - former commanding general

Obama weakens US military - former commanding general

A former deputy commanding general of the US Pacific Command says President Obama seeks to "seize control over national security" and, bypassing Congress, singlehandedly weaken the US military.

Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, retired, charges in a 21-page position statement made available to WND, titled "The Obama Military – Evolution and Legacy," that Obama already has begun working with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons without a treaty, which would require Senate ratification.

"This would allow Obama and the executive branch to unilaterally cut our military capability and nuclear weaponry and ignore the treaty clause of the Constitution," said Vallely.

Vallely has also charged, along with several other top generals, that Obama is purging the military by firing top-level commanders and that his ultimate goal is to "destroy US military superiority" to the "advantage of our global enemies."

Frank Gaffney, former acting assistant secretary of defense during the Reagan administration, has asserted that placing women in combat is just the latest example of a "deliberate and systematic wrecking operation" the administration has conducted against the US armed forces since 2009.

In addition, the Obama administration has directed measures to reduce the Pentagon budget by $1.3 trillion over the next 10 years, said Gaffney, currently president of the Washington-based Center for Security Policy.

Further, Obama’s social agenda now includes changes in the law to allow open homosexuality in the ranks of the American armed forces.

Retired Air Force pilot Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson, who was a senior military aide to President Bill Clinton, also asserts that Obama’s national security policies are weakening the military and endangering the country’s safety.

Author of the recent book, "Conduct Unbecoming – How Barack Obama is Destroying the Military and Endangering our Security," Patterson said Obama is underfunding and misusing the military, making America more vulnerable.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, recipient of the US military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, as well as other top retired officers, say Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the US ranks to the point members no longer feel prepared to fight or have the desire to win.

Voice of Russia, WND.com

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