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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

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    LOL! Well, if it's not ambiguous, I want my Abrams right now...
    I could go for a Bradley out back.

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    I could go for a Bradley out back.
    Since watching Rat Patrol as a kid, I've coveted a half-track myself.
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    LOL! Well, if it's not ambiguous, I want my Abrams right now...
    I actually have a strict constitutionalist friend that thinks if you can afford an apache you should not be prevented from buying it if you want to.

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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

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    This is a lot more significant than it seems at first blush...
    Well, it seems pretty significant at first blush to me, so...
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

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    Well, it seems pretty significant at first blush to me, so...
    Sanctuary cities beware...
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    This is a lot more significant than it seems at first blush...
    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    Sanctuary cities beware...
    I assume you mean for those harboring terrorists.
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

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    I assume you mean for those harboring terrorists.
    Freudian...
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Quote Originally Posted by NationalTitles16 View Post
    Well, it seems pretty significant at first blush to me, so...
    I don't think there are that many in the IRR...
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    I don't think there are that many in the IRR...
    Every soldier, whether they sign a 3 year or 6 year contract has actually signed an 8 year contract and whatever is left after their active contract is irr. People in the National Guard fear being activated like this and thrown into a unit they do not know and deploying with them. Therefore, alot of them extend their active time to cover irr to avoid that.

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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    I think Trump meant well in his phone call. The problem was he lacks the social skills and empathy needed to have such a conversation.

    Frankly, I would advise a president to not make these calls at all. In the era of cell phones, people will often be somewhere they can’t take a call, especially one of this nature. Then there is the political issue. A person might have no desire to talk to a president of the other party.

    With recent presidents having no real military experience, they likely have no idea what service is like or why somebody would join the military.


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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Quote Originally Posted by uafanataum View Post
    Every soldier, whether they sign a 3 year or 6 year contract has actually signed an 8 year contract and whatever is left after their active contract is irr. People in the National Guard fear being activated like this and thrown into a unit they do not know and deploying with them. Therefore, alot of them extend their active time to cover irr to avoid that.
    I realize that. That's what I was saying - I don't think there are 1,000 pilots in the IRR. I think the active reserve is also short about 300. The Air Force is actively recruiting pilots with incentives, if there's anyone out there 28 years old or younger, 5'5" and meets the other criteria...
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Quote Originally Posted by uafanataum View Post
    Every soldier, whether they sign a 3 year or 6 year contract has actually signed an 8 year contract and whatever is left after their active contract is irr. People in the National Guard fear being activated like this and thrown into a unit they do not know and deploying with them. Therefore, alot of them extend their active time to cover irr to avoid that.
    Just talked with a friend, retired AF pilot. He says no way on earth there are 1,000 in the IRR. In fact, the active reserve is 300 short...
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