U.S. Military Stretched Very Thin

Sep 25, 2017

The United States military is just beginning to recover from the massive cuts made by Obama to both its manpower and budget. Now, while it still has thousands of troops deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and South Korea it is being called on to respond to the devastation caused by three massive hurricanes that hit the mainland of the country as well as our territories like the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

This is causing the military to be stretched very thin, and there is also the growing concern about the incredible stress level being reached by our men and women in the services. Units of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and National Guard have been moving from one disaster area to another over the last month. They are nearing the point of exhaustion.