Fmr. NATO Supreme Allied Commander RIPS Obama – American Military News

Fmr. NATO Supreme Allied Commander RIPS Obama

Admiral James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander ripped President Obama on a New York radio show last week over the cuts he has made to our military.

Now retired, Stavridis is not holding back his discontent over the President’s moves during a time of war.

According to The Hill, Stavridis had this to say:

“We have already cut defense … about 30 percent over the last 10 years, and we’re still at war.”

Regarding the removal of our only aircraft carrier from the Arabian Gulf:

“We have 11 active nuclear aircraft carriers today in the United States Navy, it is hard for me to understand why we cannot manage a fleet of that size to maintain an aircraft carrier at all times in regions as dangerous as the Arabian Gulf.”

Stavridis is far from alone in his concern as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has also expressed similar worry about cuts.

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From The Hill:

Former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis criticized President Obama, his former boss, for recent cuts to military spending while U.S. troops are still engaged on multiple fronts around the world.
“We have already cut defense … about 30 percent over the last 10 years, and we’re still at war,” Stavridis told radio show host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” Sunday on New York’s AM 970. “We’re actively involved on multiple continents in real combat operations. We should not be drastically reducing our troop levels.”