Recent reports have suggested major deficiencies in the readiness of our armed forces and the equipment that they rely upon to protect our nation.
That's a valid point and I've read some of the same reports. As president, my approach to military readiness and the use of our armed forces will be starkly different from Mr. Trump. I believe in the concept, walk quietly or softly but carry a big stick. The United States power is well documented. We do not have to carry ourselves with the bully posturing the Mr. Trump has chosen to demonstrate.
That being said, I want to immediately address the deficiencies defined in those reports. Our soldiers will have the most modern, highly-developed, technologically-based equipment available... anywhere. But and it's important that you understand the but... But, we will not be on a war footing and this is not a build up to a war or strike anywhere in the world. Rather, if the time ever comes and I don't expect it to happen anytime during my presidency, if I'm so honored to be elected, if the time comes I want our men and women to have the best most effective equipment available to them. I also want our scientists to design and the DOD to employ robotic options to be deployed in high risk situations.
Another point too... and I think this is very important. In the past, it has been the policy of the DOD to leave massive amounts of weapons and ammunition on the battlefield. This will stop immediately. Any weaponry or other military equipment transported to the battlefield, will be removed from the battlefield and returned to the United States. I've read far too many accounts of American weapons that are left on the battlefield, later being used against Americans. That is not acceptable!
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