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Kill people and break things

In Air Force Basic Training, we had an Officer remind us that the job of the military is to kill people and break things. It sounds harsh, but it's what we do best. However, that's not what the military is being used for. For example, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been dragging on for years, costing the taxpayers tremendous amounts of money. Much of that money (not to mention many American lives) could have... more »

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INVEST IN THE AMERICA'S!

THe huge amounts of money wasted in Africa and Asia could be better utilized investing in our southern neighbors. I would rather see items made in our hemisphere, then in China or Vietnam. IF we had spent the money wasted in Afghanistan on building up MExico and fighting the drug lords down there, we would have a viable trading partner with a growing prosperous economy. LEss illegal migration would happen as their... more »

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Civilian/Contractor in Afghanistan

I believe if you got rid of the contractors/civilians in Afghanistan it would reduce the deficit tremendously. While being deployed here (AF/E-7) I have met so many American citizens that are getting paid 6 digits for what the actual military can do cheaper. For example, there was a fork lift driver moving cargo when the planes arrive and he stated that he has been here for 8 years and makes $125,000/year. Also we... more »

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Cut Spending By Cutting Drug Smuggling and Corruption

Costs are up and now we are looking at cutting spending. How can we cut spending without cutting the defense budget.Cut these suggestions out of the budget and you will save money Opium production has risen in afghanistan due to the Governments and CIA'S support and involvement and the smuggling of that by us special forces has not only caught americas eyes but iranian itellegence eyes also.We cannot fund wars so then... more »

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Consolidate AF Inspections

Consolidate AF inspections (UCI, LCAP, ORI, MCCI) into 1 inspection and have 1-POC for the inspections. Also, many inspections (ORIs) are obsolete (cold war era thinking). These serve no purpose other than to have MAJCOMs and Wing Commanders get a "warm-fuzzy" that their folks could survive if a ficticious cold war were to happen.

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A Simple Idea That Is Easy To Implement

I propose that when military members are sent TDY they be required to share quarters or hotel rooms with one other member, providing they do not have to share the same bed, are of equal rank and the same gender. When my unit was sent on a mission for a few weeks, we stayed at a hotel and each member got their own room which was equipped with two beds. My brother, also in my unit, was sent TDY with us and we decided to... more »

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