Retire Army LTCOL Allen West is an outspoken supporter of our military and a strong national defense. He is also highly critical of the political elite games that are played inside the Washington DC beltway. In this interview all that is covered and more. Be sure and listen to the key things that Mr. West points out to his host,
As Written for Accuracy in Media:
The United States needs to “name” its “enemies” and “adversaries” and strengthen the military to serve both as a “deterrent” and an effective force against enemies, Lt. Colonel Allen West (Ret.) explained during an interview last month on “The Alex Nitzberg Show.”
Over the past 15 to 20 years, the Department of Defense budget has expanded while there has been a “…reduction in the capability of the operational forces,” according to Colonel West. He attributes this situation to increased bureaucracy. “And people sittin’ around at a desk pushin’ pencils don’t protect the nation,” he noted.
When asked whether he sees the Trump administration building up the military as a deterrent force, Colonel West replied that he does not. He said that while the budget included a request for increased funds for the military, it is not apparent how that money will be spent. Speaking about the military’s increasing bureaucracy and decreasing strength, he said, “…those are the type of things that I have not heard the Trump administration talk about.”
During the interview he mentioned a variety of foreign policy concerns around the world, including China’s construction of “military islands,” North Korea’s ballistic missile activity, Iran’s increasing “regional hegemony” in the Middle East, and Russia “…providing arms and support to the Taliban against us in……..
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