Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by chelloveck, Jan 8, 2016.
The US is not really a nation in many senses and our so called military reflects that. Who makes our military policies and carries out our military goals. We have the president as the commander in chief, who has to have the advice and consent of the senate in foreign treaties etc and can not declare war and a house of reps that have total control in theory of all spending. Then you have a secretary of defense over the 3 branches selected by the president. Then you have 3 services, us army, air force, navy and marines, and all branches have competing goals and are always trying to both maintain and expand their power base. Best example is air craft, the army can not have large fixed wing aircraft and the air force is not really enthused in furnishing either tank destroying or air drop air craft. Thus the C130 and the Warthog, both 30 plus years old and no real replacement for the decades old designs of the helicopters.
The air force has bombers, ICBM, cruise missiles etc and the navy does and sub launched versions of the ICBM and cruise missiles as well. we spend billions on competing projects and overlapping designs and when we try to make one size fit all, it usually fails in a grand way. Then we have the lobbyist and congress critters protecting their turfs and forcing through projects that weren't usable when proposed and are even less so when half the promised features are delivered 10 years late and at 4 times the cost. Then to add insult to injury, the powers that be, are always planing to refight the last great war and thus we haven't really won a war since WWII, and probably couldn't win that if forced to replay it. As for the individual soldier, we have some of the best trained, best equipped most highly motivated soldiers in our countries history, but our track record of using them in the last 70 years has been dismal to say the least. We can destroy any target and win any battle, but we have lost every war and that is a command and control function, not an individual soldier function. But in this forum as so many other subjects, discussing the problems, is preaching to the choir.
This looks like satire, but it's hard to tell these days.
AN ACTUAL CRAIG'S LIST PERSONALS AD
To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last.
I was the guy wearing the black...
The “Coyote Principle.” #California
“The governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the...
Donald's minions are not doing him any great favors....they are just making a coconut shy of their boss, instead of being his policy heralds....
Them is the facts...... a dangerous woman for sure, I should know. ;)
my personal favority
I hope your finger pokes thru the toilet paper
** not sure if this has been posted but someone just passed this on to me today. Funny but true. :)
How many internet forum members does it takes...
Super Bowl Tickets
A friend of mine has two tickets for the 2017 Super bowl in Houston, Texas. He purchased nonrefundable box seats plus...
An Irish woman of advanced age visited her physician to ask his dvice on reviving herhusband's libido.
"What about trying Viagra?" asked the...
in a cooking
I have a Benefits Question.
Many years ago, I married a widow out of love who had an 18-year-old daughter. After the wedding, my...
Donald and Hillary Go Into A Bakery on the Campaign Trail
As soon as they enter the bakery, Hillary steals three pastries and puts them
A shipwrecked Scotsman finally washed ashore on a small island. As he regained consciousness on the beach, he noticed a beautiful, unclad nymphet...
An Englishman, a Welshman, and a Scotsman were sitting in a pub one day, each enjoying a pint. All of a sudden, three flies appeared, each landing...
Larry and Bob, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons,
watch the squirrels and discuss world problems.
One day Larry didn't...
(Author not known)
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr Common Sense.
Mr Sense had been with us for many years. No one knows...
A Scotsman goes to the dentist and asks how much it is for an extraction.
"$85 for an extraction sir" was the dentists reply.
"Och! huv ye nay...
There was this quiet, conservative man who happened to own a parrot. Unfortunately for the man, this parrot swore like a sailor. He would swear...
Separate names with a comma.