Statements about Military

President Obama has left the U.S. with the lowest number of active-duty troops since before World War II, putting the nation at risk.

"By 2006, the American people were overwhelmingly against the Iraq War."

All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us."  

"Thousands of Westerners and Americans" are fighting with extremists in eastern Syria and Iraq. 

"At the beginning of World War II, we had a relatively small army, smaller than Portugal’s."

"The U.S. military footprint in Africa is nearly nonexistent."

By 2009, "dozens of senior terrorists had been taken off the battlefield" by drones.

The Obama administration "went to court to keep one of these five in jail at Guantanamo just three years ago because he was such a huge risk."

The Israelis "gave up 1,000 terrorists in return for one sergeant."

"The Pentagon made up" the since-debunked heroics of POW Jessica Lynch as she tried to avoid capture in Iraq.  

Due to actions by President Barack Obama, "the Burger King national headquarters announced this month that they will be pulling their franchises from our military bases."

Says Hillary Clinton "laid the groundwork" for getting chemical weapons out of Syria.

The five Taliban detainees being released from Guantanamo in exchange for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are the hardest of the hard-core. These are the highest high-risk people."

Says Barack Obama is the only American president who has not visited the D-Day Monument in Normandy on D-Day.

Before the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, "the State Department not only failed to honor repeated requests for additional security, but instead actually reduced security in Libya."  

President Barack Obama’s budget threatens national security by proposing "an Army of fewer personnel than we had before Pearl Harbor."

"More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before."

"The U.S. spends more money on its military than the 16 biggest military budgets in the world" combined.

"When people enter the service, there’s not a mental health evaluation."

This is the first time since World War II that five nuclear-powered aircraft carriers were docked together.

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