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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Thank -- Stuart.
I have two questions for you first off fire if the defense budget is cut drastically -- any -- of its members be let go few upheaval.
Yes they're already looking at it there and you're looking at perhaps as much is a 15%.
In me and power alone in addition to the weapons systems and defense programs that have already been cut.
By this administration and others that are now on the chopping block just because of this so called debt reduction bill the problem -- all of.
This and we should have -- energy -- Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter had a 15%.
Cut program for his economy.
And for his defense programs what did we get.
22 nations became dictatorships of fell under the sway of Soviet communism.
We don't we watched the economy the united states of evaporating because just happens that defense industrial base is -- very important part of it.
And this administration is making the same kinds of mistakes the Jimmy Carter met.
And and they're doing it and space that 15%.
-- -- sticks in my head because that is tens of thousands of people out of the armed services I've I'm Jennifer the United States Marine -- alone -- of going from to ordered 1000 down to about a 182000.
Over the course the time period between around when He fifteen.
And one of the things you cannot do you can building and unmanned aerial vehicle pretty quick quickly that you can't training people how to use them.
And what we've got to based orders the most combat experience best educated military force the world's oversee.
There's never been anything as good -- our military today soldiers sailors airmen Guardsmen range you can't build them overnight.
I want you to run through a list of major weapons systems which are in danger of just being flat outcome -- -- you've got a list when you run through it plays well.
Let's start went ballistic missile defense the F 225 generation fighter.
The marine expeditionary fighting vehicle the army's future combat system.
New C seventeen transports to get the troops to the fight the next time it happens and there's inevitably going to be another one.
The US navy's next generation nuclear submarines.
All got the -- didn't matter what these risks imposed all that mattered these guys is cutting.
And since then of course the budget supposed to -- for our defense.
Programs are supposed to be based on the threat.
Since then the Iranians have accelerated their quest to acquire nuclear weapons.
China's new assertiveness in the Pacific now alarms are allies in Tokyo Seoul in the middle and Russia's new oil and gas fueled modernization.
Program for its nuclear arsenal and its Intercontinental was stalls.
Ballistic missiles continues unabated.
I've I find that all to be very alarming because you're not building a defense based on the threat the building and how much they can cut you're not gonna help us.
You know hard money -- -- -- and I've we don't -- we -- finance and investors with -- but you know home money gone -- you know it.
Well it in fact I am -- hard money China and Europe.
-- I've got I've got twelve grandkids yet I'm just praying that they're not gonna take at all when I finally drop and they're not gonna have one of those reason.
Reinvention of the program that for the death tax I find it to be gets appalling stink think gold bonds couple of -- -- -- about it carried over in the backyard if you could I'd say that I did not say there.
A subtle -- colonel north thank you very much for joining us that is always a -- from.
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