Earlier this month, Donald Trump discussed how he would handle being Commander in Chief.
“I will rebuild our military. It will be so strong and so powerful and so great… that we’ll never have to use it. Nobody’s gonna mess with us.”
The top brass at the Pentagon have been complaining for years that the budget caps have forced them to pare back training, slash troop levels and gut their modernization programs.
The Pentagon’s biggest worry is that lawmakers and the public have stopped listening to them on budget issues and, absent a major crisis, will not fix the budget problem.
“At what point do we lose our soldiers’ trust, the trust that we will provide them the right resources, the training and equipment?” said Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff told the Washington Post earlier this year..
With the election coming next year, the candidates are all laying out their stands on the future of the U.S. military – we definitely know where Trump stands.