Statements about Military
North Korea has a "substantial standing army, one of the largest, certainly the largest per capita, in the world."
Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11.
"Pentagon confirms they may court martial soldiers who hold Christian faith."
The U.S. Army had a training program that put "evangelical Christians, Catholics and Mormons in the same category of religious extremism as we do al-Qaida."
"One in five" women in the military "are receiving unwanted sexual contact," as are "3.3 percent of men."
Says the U.S. fleet of attack submarines is scheduled to fall below the 48 boats that Navy says it needs to carry out current missions.
"Q: What do these ‘Patriotic' Americans have in common? A: They are all Draft Dodgers."
The Air Force wants taxpayers to fund a fantasy football league.
"When the president's spokesman was asked about (Anwar) al-Awlaki's son, … he said he should have chosen a more responsible father."
Says Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary "has been publicly celebrated by the Iranian government."
Military spending cuts, known as the sequester, were President Barack Obama’s idea.
Says "right now, we have more military spending than the next 10, 11, 12 countries combined."
"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."
"While President Obama says all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear Iran, Hagel says military action is not a viable, feasible, responsible option."
"Switzerland (where the government) issues every household a gun . . . has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world!!!"
"The sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed."
Says Mitt Romney wants to add $2 trillion to defense budget that the military hasn’t asked for.
Says Jim Renacci "opposed increasing combat bonuses for our troops."
Says Mitt Romney "just gave a speech a few weeks ago" and said "we should still have troops in Iraq."
An Army report stated Allen West "performed illegal acts, merited court martial, faced 11 years in prison.'"
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