President Obama hasn’t done a good job providing the military with the equipment and support they need to do their jobs properly.
There isn’t really any doubt about that at this point.
However, that is definitely going to change in a Trump Administration.
Building our military back up is clearly one of his top priorities.
Check out what’s already happening to shipbuilding in this country…
With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats from a resurgent Russia and saber-rattling China.
The Navy’s 355-ship proposal released last month is even larger than what the Republican Trump had promoted on the campaign trail, providing a potential boost to shipyards that have struggled because budget caps that have limited money funding for ships.
At Maine’s Bath Iron Works, workers worried about the future want to build more ships but wonder where the billions of dollars will come from.
“Whether Congress and the government can actually fund it, is a whole other ball game,” said Rich Nolan, president of the shipyard’s largest union.
Boosting shipbuilding to meet the Navy’s 355-ship goal could require an additional $5 billion to $5.5 billion in annual spending in the Navy’s 30-year projection, according to an estimate by naval analyst Ronald O’Rourke at the Congressional Research Service.
“Russia and China are going to continue to build up their navies,” he said. “The complexities aren’t going to get any easier. The Navy, more than any of the services, is our forward presence. We’re going to need this Navy.”
Many defense analysts agree that military capabilities have been degraded in recent years, especially when it comes to warships, aircraft and tanks.
The key is finding a way to increase Navy shipbuilding to achieve defense and economic gains “in a fiscally responsible way that does not pass the bill along to our children,” said independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, a member of the Armed Services Committee.
Gotta love it.
We have seen so many reports of troops not having what they need on the battlefield and at their posts here in America.
Hopefully, that’s about to change.