264,600 may quit military: McCain

Discussion in 'Economics' started by bearice, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. This will affect the economy directly.

    WASHINGTON – As the commanders of the Army, Air Force and Marines cautioned the U.S. Senate against abruptly repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, critics are also warning that accepting open homosexuality and pro-homosexual "reprogramming" could drive massive numbers of troops out of the service.

    Said McCain, "If 12.6 percent of the military left earlier, that translates into 264,600 men and women who would leave the military earlier than they had planned … Do you think that's a good idea to replace 265,000 troops … in a time of war?"

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  2. 100% USA military should quit if USA does not withdraw from Afghanistan immediately.

    If Russia could not win in Afghanistan so will USA not win in Afghanistan.
  3. Congress hasn't declared war since Pearl Harbor. Is this true?

    If yes what is USA army doing in Afghanistan?
  4. So you are saying:

    Russia military > US military?

    bwahahaha :p

  5. but then again Russia did not have "don't ask don't tell"...
  6. They are equal.

    In 1977, Pentagon came out with a report saying if there is a war with Russia, the USA air force will be wiped out in 17 days (please confirm this).

    There is another report saying during cold war USA bombers were flying at the borders with nuclear bombs and they could have entered Russia anytime. When Russian came to know of this they backed away.

    Just sharing information I have.
  7. I dont get what "open homosexuality" means exactly. Does this mean the guys will get a free pass when asking out fellow soldiers or will they allow now touching of male to male soldiers?

    My understanding is that public displays of affection and touching other soldiers can be misconstrued as harassment. So what will they gain by allowing open homosexuality? Absolutely nothing. The same rules of sexual harassment will still be in place. Public displays of affection will still be taboo while in uniform and might even be unlawful in some cases.
  8. Just send all the homosexuals to front line combat in Afghanistan and you will understand everything.
  9. 1977?! Seriously?! You don't think things have changed just a bit since then? Good God man.
    #10     Dec 4, 2010