Thursday, September 25, 2014

Obama Disarming: Cancels Tomahawk, Hell-fire Missile Programs

Robert GehlBy 
March 31, 2014
Two of America’s most effective and efficient weapons system will get the cut by the Obama Administration, leaving us vulnerable and more exposed to her enemies.
The Navy’s premier attack missile, the Tomahawk, was used by Barack Obama in March 2011 to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya and support rebels. On March 19, he fired 112 at Libyan targets.
Despite that success, the Tomahawk, along with the Hellfire air-to-ground attack missile, are scheduled to be phased out as a “Cold War” weapon we no longer need.
The Obama Administration has plans to cut the military to pre-World War II levels,” putting the United States in great danger.“It doesn’t make sense,” Seth Cropsey, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower, told the Free Beacon. The move, he said, is “like running a white flag up on a very tall flagpole and saying, ‘We are ready to be walked on.’”

If someone were trying to “reduce the U.S. ability to shape events” in the world, Cropsey added, “they couldn’t find a better way than depriving the U.S. fleet of Tomahawks. It’s breathtaking.”
Under Obama’s budget proposals, the Navy, which as recently as last year had plans to buy 980 more Tomahawks, the primary cruise missile used throughout the fleet, will see purchases drop from 196 last year to just 100 in 2015. The number will then drop to zero in 2016.

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