Go Back   Novahq.net Forum > Off-Topic > General Chat

General Chat Talk about anything that does not fit into other topics here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-03-2006, 04:51 PM
Troy is offline Troy
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 697

Send a message via ICQ to Troy Send a message via AIM to Troy Send a message via Yahoo to Troy
Post Pentagon Announces Sweeping Defense Review:

By LOLITA C. BALDOR

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon Friday announced plans to significantly increase special operations forces, expand psychological warfare and develop a program to counter biological terrorism as part of a new broadbased military strategy for the 21st century.

The plan comes three days before President Bush sends Congress a 2007 budget that seeks a nearly 5 percent increase in Defense Department spending, to $439.3 billion, with significantly more for weapons programs, according to senior Pentagon officials and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Under the long-range plan, called the Quadrennial Defense Review, the Pentagon will increase special operations forces by 15 percent, including the establishment for the first time of a Marine Corps commando unit. And there will be a one-third increase - or a jump of 3,700 - in troops assigned to psychological warfare and civil affairs units.

There also will be a new $1.5 billion program to develop medical countermeasures for bioterrorism threats.

The plan will reduce the number of Minuteman III land-based nuclear missiles from 500 to 450, and calls for the conversion of a small number of nuclear missiles aboard Trident submarines to non-nuclear ballistic missiles.

The long-range strategy document, more than a year in the making, outlines broad plans to reshape the military into a more agile fighting force better able to fight terrorism, in what the document calls the Long War, while still preserving the ability to wage large conventional wars. The review, which does not call for the elimination of any of the largest weapons programs, as initially expected, will guide how dollars are spent within the Pentagon budget.

"Now in the fifth year of this global war, the ideas and proposals in this document are provided as a roadmap for change, leading to victory," said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, in a letter accompanying the document. This represents the second four-year review that Rumsfeld has led during his tenure heading the department.

As part of the effort to shift the focus of the military toward more non-traditional terrorist enemies, the plan calls for doubling the procurement of unmanned aircraft, particularly for surveillance; calls for the development of a new long-range strike system, as a greater deterrent against future threats and stresses the need to build strong partnerships both with other nations and other U.S. government agencies.

The plan also recommends reducing the number of Navy aircraft carriers from from 12 to 11, a proposal rejected by Congress last year.

[Source]

.lol. Uncle Sam Sham?
__________________
[(NOVAGUILD) [UNIVERSITY OF LIFE]
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-03-2006, 04:55 PM
Mstenger404 is offline Mstenger404
Registered User

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,730

Send a message via MSN to Mstenger404
oooo, more spending means higher taxes
__________________


Intel Q9300 Quad~2.5Ghz
PALIT GTX570
ASUS GTX280 Dedicated PhysX
WD Velociraptor 300GB 10k RPM
WD Caviar Black 1TB 7,200 RPM
4GB Patriot DDR3 1333mhz
Intel BOXDX48BT2 X48
Corsair 1000Watt Modular PSU
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
ASUS VG238H 23" 120Hz 3D-Ready
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-03-2006, 04:58 PM
ShArP is offline ShArP
ShArP's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 6,790

Send a message via ICQ to ShArP Send a message via AIM to ShArP Send a message via MSN to ShArP
damn higher taxes...hopefully not...

but at least they "say" we are more prtected which is a good thing...

w00t
__________________
Steam Username = BMY61

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-03-2006, 05:01 PM
Troy is offline Troy
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 697

Send a message via ICQ to Troy Send a message via AIM to Troy Send a message via Yahoo to Troy
Sneaky with the psychological warfare. Who are we going to fool? As far as higher taxes, I bet the Dems are salivating but if the money is spent, then we'll hear more complaints. Will the GOP lose control of the House and Senate? The Prez is going to ask for 70 Billion more for Iraq and Afganistan also.
__________________
[(NOVAGUILD) [UNIVERSITY OF LIFE]
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2006, 05:12 PM
Lakie is offline Lakie

Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 5,540

You dont have to worry about higher taxes, i suspect what will happen is just a decline (or - no increase as per inflation) in the funding of those minor unimportant matters such as Health, Education and such.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-03-2006, 05:13 PM
Troy is offline Troy
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 697

Send a message via ICQ to Troy Send a message via AIM to Troy Send a message via Yahoo to Troy
You failed to mention Border Control!
__________________
[(NOVAGUILD) [UNIVERSITY OF LIFE]
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-04-2006, 05:20 AM
BADDOG is offline BADDOG
resigned

Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 7,050

Plain

For some reason I thought the U.S. Navy had more than 12 aircraft carriers?


Warm Regards
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-10-2006, 11:13 AM
Troy is offline Troy
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 697

Send a message via ICQ to Troy Send a message via AIM to Troy Send a message via Yahoo to Troy
Are there 13? hmm.
__________________
[(NOVAGUILD) [UNIVERSITY OF LIFE]
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-10-2006, 11:17 AM
Troy is offline Troy
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 697

Send a message via ICQ to Troy Send a message via AIM to Troy Send a message via Yahoo to Troy
Kitty Hawk and John F. Kennedy classes
1. USS Kitty Hawk CV-63
2. USS John F. Kennedy CV-67

Enterprise class
3. USS Enterprise CVN-65

Nimitz class
4. USS Nimitz CVN-68
5. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69
6. USS Carl Vinson CVN-70
7. USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71
8. USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72
9. USS George Washington CVN-73
10. USS John C. Stennis CVN-74
11. USS Harry S. Truman CVN-75
12. USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76
13. USS George H. W. Bush CVN-77

hmm, LOLITA C. BALDOR messed up I believe.
__________________
[(NOVAGUILD) [UNIVERSITY OF LIFE]
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The pentagon icecuban Gaming Talk 0 09-17-2007 03:47 PM
Self Defense .ex. Humor & Jokes 2 05-02-2007 12:18 AM
Pentagon creating student database DevilDog#1 General Chat 41 06-26-2005 01:43 AM
Self Defense. BADDOG Humor & Jokes 2 03-12-2005 12:32 AM
super six one defense USrecon Delta Force 0 08-25-2003 12:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:59 PM.




Powered by vBulletin®