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Well as we reported the president -- -- -- sharp reduction in our ground forces around the world.
Plans already in the works to cut tens of thousands of troops work -- are expected.
None of those troops.
So far at least.
Reported or revealed -- -- the economy by the way.
As the reason for those cuts the United States has more than a million members of the armed forces in a 149.
Countries around the world.
Countries can you imagine.
No presidential administration Republican or Democrat want you to know.
What we're about to reveal here tonight they don't want you to know have never wanna do -- How much it cost the American taxpayer.
To maintain our forces and a 149.
Countries the government doesn't release a breakdown by country of what it cost to maintain our troops overseas.
It is not -- a number that shared even within the Pentagon.
But we have been doing some work of our own in trying to uncover at least one number -- would -- part of the story.
And -- that number.
It cost 788.
Million dollars a year to maintain.
Troops in South Korea alone a billion dollars those troops have been -- by the way since 1953.
After the end of the Korean War.
How much does it cost from -- maintain our troops in Germany.
Throughout the Middle East Italy the United Kingdom well joining me now.
To discuss more of the foreign policy of this country its impact on our national security and yes our military itself Daniel Pipes the director of the Middle East -- Robert -- an expert on the threat of nuclear terrorism.
And author of the book end of days and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Fox News contributor.
Our journey is we talk about this reduction in force that is now part of the the plan and we don't know org which troops we're going to be reduced -- knows it will be tens of thousands.
What do you expect to -- will this be a partisan battle over national security and the size of our troops -- will -- be.
And honest examination of the interest of this nation of foreign policy.
And its military.
Well wishes were horses.
I think it's gonna hold now with that I thought the most optimistic but -- -- I've ever -- but look we've got to put this in perspective.
At least in terms of what the president and the Defense Secretary have announced so far.
We're talking about 80000 troops that are -- be reduced over a ten year period right that is not extraordinary and it also gives you the option.
Of Reading them up again and in the U.
If you really have an emergency but.
I don't put that in further contacts night.
That number is half the number of troops that we had.
In at its peak the in Iraq during the war there roughly correct that's right and I think what this -- and what the president has been very clear out.
Is that he doesn't want to see anymore of these wars we don't want these long deployments -- 100000 plus US troops involved are you making sounds a -- I don't think -- certainly alone and that he is he's not alone irrespective of party.
At -- did not.
Daniel -- your thoughts.
My thinking is that this 500 billion is in addition to the 500 billion that's going to be from the Superman super committee failure from.
These agreements last last summer.
And so the cuts are going to be more severe.
And while Judy's perfectly right the president doesn't want such words.
Wars -- not usually matters of choice they they happen to the crises so.
Hi I'm very much against this I think it at a time like this with these dangers in the Middle East and Iran and Pakistan and Russia.
China growing its force what are we doing cutting -- this is exactly the wrong thing to do with this.
Published in your thoughts.
Talking -- when admiral Mike Moore when he retired as chairman of the -- actually prefer the single biggest financial order of national security threat was by natural.
He didn't even factor in corporate and investment banking there.
That that I've seen estimates for there's one point four quadrillion.
Dollars in global derivative debt right now.
And also when you're talking that's a horrible national security -- and when you're talking before about the expense of the -- listen Paul -- economist once stood and also for that.
And one of the problems this.
That that money is dumped.
Overseas then that is far more destructive to our economy the money is then money that is spent in the United States -- surrounding us that.
And him -- -- -- -- -- and direct cost -- just don't be you know billions hundreds of billions of dollars overseas.
That if for no affect this report -- refer people pay off the national debt with through in ten years of what we would say and in language when denying people true.
We were talking about a peace dividend after the prevailing over Marxist leninism in the collapse of the Soviet yeah.
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