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two_socks's Journal: An open call to Clinton supporters and bashers 3

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While out to dinner with friends last night, one of them said something I found shocking. It went something like "At least Clinton proved that a Democrat in the Whitehouse doesn't mean the military will shrink."

My understanding is that it shrank considerably. So, I would like input from anyone willing to comment - have you heard something like this before. It doesn't quite jive with what I've heard. Please weigh in with your comments, and feel free to provide both numbers and links.

Thanks.

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  • If I had numbers at my fingertips I would give them to you, but there was a massive reduction in active duty troop numbers, Army divisions declined in number, Navy declined in troops and ships, National Guard Aviators declined nearly 20%, etc.
    • That's been my impression. I am hoping to have someone provide evidence to the contrary, actually, to see where a notion like this comes from. Of course, my postings in the past haven't exactly courted the sort that would rush in to defend Clinton, so this might be a less than fruitful request.
      • Well, just from work I have seen the Army Guard Aviator population drop from 5000+ to the 3000 range. Fo an official source I duggest readers look elsewhere because I am not allowed to be an official source for that, thus the sloppy numbers.

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