According to the New York Times, not only does Russian plan on "bolstering" their armed and nuclear forces, Russia as started "an effort to overhaul the operations of the armed forces, which are still run largely according to Soviet-style dictates."
Welcome to the Age of Obama. As our gaffe prone VP got right, our enemies abroad see this inexperienced President, who would prefer to ignore non-domestic issues, as an opportunity to expand their power at the expense of the United States and the rest of the Free World.
UPDATE: As Russian works to upgrade their military capabilities, Team Lightbringer is cutting major US military weapons programs.
Two defense officials who were not authorized to speak publicly said Gates will announce up to a half-dozen major weapons cancellations later this month. Candidates include a new Navy destroyer, the Air Force's F-22 fighter jet, and Army ground-combat vehicles, the offi cials said.
Let's see, cutting Naval ships while the Communist Chinese Navy is getting more aggressive, cutting the F-22 while the Russians are upgrading their anti-aircraft systems to take out everything but the F-22, and the Army ground-combat vehicles that give the US Infantry a good chunk of it's advantage on the ground.
I'm starting to get a nasty feeling that Billy Jeff Clinton cared for the members of the United States military more than our Dear Leader does.
Additional Update: Our Dear Leader sends a clear message to US military veterans and it isn't pretty. According to the Washington Times, BHO plan to generate extra budget money by forcing veterans to pay for some medical treatments through their private insurance.
Let me get this straight, our Dear Leader is OK with sending $900 million of the US Tax Payer's earnings to the Islamofascists in Hamas, but covering the medical bills wounded US military veterans is something he feels can be cut from the budget?
That is just plain wacked wrong.