So says the Washington Free Beacon…
President Barack Obama is seeking to abolish two highly successful missile programs that experts say has helped the U.S. Navy maintain military superiority for the past several decades.
The Tomahawk missile program—known as “the world’s most advanced cruise missile”—is set to be cut by $128 million under Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal and completely eliminated by fiscal year 2016, according to budget documents released by the Navy.
In addition to the monetary cuts to the program, the number of actual Tomahawk missiles acquired by the United States would drop significantly—from 196 last year to just 100 in 2015. The number will then drop to zero in 2016.
The Navy will also be forced to cancel its acquisition of the well-regarded and highly effective Hellfire missiles in 2015, according to Obama’s proposal.
We could go into a long rant about how terrible an idea this is, but if we did we’d really only be parroting much of the Free Beacon’s piece, which parades a long line of military experts forth to declare how stupid it is to get rid of Tomahawks, which have been and remain the single most effective long-range tool available to the U.S. military, in favor of an untested missile program that isn’t supposed to be ready for a decade. What happens between 2018 and 2014? Do we just let the Russians, Chinese and Iranians have whatever they want?
But rather than go into that, let’s instead remember the predictions Dinesh D’Souza laid forth in 2016: Obama’s America – and how they look now. D’Souza himself went through them late last year…
There is little question that attempting to de-fund the two most effective missile programs the military has in the face of rising military threats from all these hostile nations looks like precisely what D’Souza predicted. Without Tomahawks and Hellfires, we will have less ability to project military power than we currently have – and therefore less ability to shape global events.
Goodbye to Pax Americana. Hello to a new era of global instability.
One would hope the adults in Congress would put a stop to this. It’s going to require the public to express its opinion on the subject.