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US faces more threats than decade ago, warns head of its military
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Source: The Guardian

The most senior figure in the US military has warned that the number of threats facing his country and its allies have increased over the last decade and that the armed forces must be kept strong to fight back.

In his first speech since taking over as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Martin Dempsey told an audience in London on Monday that meeting the new challenges in a time of austerity would require a transformation in military thinking.

He highlighted the cyber threat as one of the most pressing, and said more needed to be done to counter the dangers online.

"Our traditional alliances and partnerships around the world are the stable platform on which we will confront these challenges," he said. "Yet it cannot be lost on us that we now face known and unknown security challenges in the context of a new fiscal reality.

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  -US faces more threats than decade ago, warns head of its military alp227  Nov-28-11 05:59 PM   #0 
  - aka  dipsydoodle   Nov-28-11 06:01 PM   #1 
  - There are different threats and there are also different ways of dealing with them.  DCBob   Nov-28-11 06:06 PM   #2 
  - Yeah, that's what happens when you act like complete jackasses. n/t  Downtown Hound   Nov-28-11 06:06 PM   #3 
  - Head of the military says we need more military. Go figure. nt  Speck Tater   Nov-28-11 06:10 PM   #4 
  - we face a cyber threat so we need to build more nuclear attack submarines?  provis99   Nov-28-11 06:14 PM   #5 
  - Ah Scare tactics time. Right on cue. I believed it then, no more dude.  Populist_Prole   Nov-28-11 06:16 PM   #6 
  - Well, shit happens when you go round the world bombing people.  Booster   Nov-28-11 06:16 PM   #7 
  - Not surprised. The favorite pastime of the US anymore is to agitate the  RKP5637   Nov-28-11 06:17 PM   #8 
  - blah, blah, blah. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and bullshit.  plumbob   Nov-28-11 06:21 PM   #9 
  - cry me a river...  mike_c   Nov-28-11 06:24 PM   #10 
  - What a surprise. Is he on commission?  TheCowsCameHome   Nov-28-11 06:24 PM   #11 
  - couple this with the headline yesterday about (R) rep wanting to "redo" auto budget cuts  pasto76   Nov-28-11 06:35 PM   #12 
  - Biggest mistake: basing ANY conduct on what the right might say about it.  No Elephants   Nov-28-11 11:40 PM   #19 
  - Sounds like just another way of talking about terrorism. According  jwirr   Nov-28-11 06:57 PM   #13 
  - It's not as if the US isn't spending enough money on the military to face those threats.  Little Tich   Nov-28-11 08:55 PM   #14 
  - Without a doubt this obscenely gross total...  clixtox   Nov-28-11 11:12 PM   #18 
  - umm. budget cuts?  robinlynne   Nov-28-11 09:03 PM   #15 
  - Threats to who?  beardown   Nov-28-11 09:11 PM   #16 
  - They really like selling armaments to potential enemies, thereby creating threats  eridani   Nov-28-11 10:04 PM   #17 
  - Name the last time a military leader said we need less military or less money in the military budget  No Elephants   Nov-28-11 11:46 PM   #20 
  - So he's saying that what we're doing is making it worse, and he wants to do more of it. n/t  Scuba   Nov-29-11 04:41 AM   #21 
  - Maybe...  sendero   Nov-29-11 05:12 AM   #22 
  - I so wholeheartedly agree  timtom   Nov-29-11 05:18 AM   #23 
  - Time for a complete reorg of the military.  Thor_MN   Nov-29-11 05:37 AM   #24 
  - Yeah?  Solly Mack   Nov-29-11 06:45 AM   #25 
  - Eternal war  chrisa   Nov-29-11 09:24 AM   #26 
  - More propaganda  krucial   Nov-29-11 09:46 AM   #27 
  - Be vewwy afwaid!  Tom Ripley   Nov-29-11 12:05 PM   #28 
  - FEAR FEAR TERRA TERRA!!!  Odin2005   Nov-29-11 12:15 PM   #29 

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