Report: Trump's plan to pay for border wall with Air Force funds risks national security

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[QUOTE="roberthughey, I'll take the bet the report lists the reasons for the projects.

It's NBC who has assigned the label "risk national security".

The boiler in Alaska wasn't scheduled for repair until January 2020 in the middle of winter
(says who?)


The gate in Turkey wasn't scheduled for being upgraded until August 2020. (says who)

If these were true national security risks they would have been taken care of immediately. (says who?)

plus you left off these projects, where is your crystal ball concerning these projects covered in the AF report?



One of the major areas affected were military construction projects supporting the European Defense Initiative, a program intended to increase U.S. military presence in Europe to deter Russian aggression. In some cases, without the construction projects, the bases identified as part of the initiative cannot support the deployment of U.S. airmen or assets.
Projects to upgrade airfields in Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Hungary and Slovakia have been shelved, leaving the bases unable to support U.S. and NATO airplanes. Construction of storage facilities and fuel supply has also been postponed, "directly limiting theater presence and impairing mission capability and readiness" and support to Operation Atlantic Resolve within Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, the report says.
The safety of one dozen F/A-22 aircraft and the supporting personnel at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, are at risk, because of aircraft firing engines inside shelters that are not adequately vented. The project would have upgraded hardened aircraft shelters for the attack aircraft, and without it they "will have no shelter facilities in case of enemy attack, making the assets vulnerable to destruction."
 
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do i dare say you would rather shoot the messenger than admit what a total ass trump is? did you even try to read the article? NBC was not saying Trump's actions were putting security in question, AN AIR FORCE REPORT SAID SO. i guess you believe the Air Force is part of the Obama Deep State.
The Air Force report sites the reasons for the repairs/updates/projects.

Show me the quote from the report that says "national security is at risk if these repairs/upgrades/projects aren't done".
 

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The Air Force report sites the reasons for the repairs/updates/projects.

Show me the quote from the report that says "national security is at risk if these repairs/upgrades/projects aren't done".
you're not quoting the report either.
 
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The Air Force report sites the reasons for the repairs/updates/projects.

Show me the quote from the report that says "national security is at risk if these repairs/upgrades/projects aren't done".
by reading the article, people who have adequate cognitive reading skills can come to a reasonable conclusion that the delay of these projects which taking funding from will cause, do pose a national security risk. risk is a word that actually means something, in this case. it does not mean the AF or NBC believe it will necessarily lead to a national security situation, just that ending funding for these projects obviously pose a risk.

it is called, generally, "being able to read."

try it sometime.
 
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When asking for these projects to be funded, the Air Force had to give the reasons for the funding.
How do you explain the obvious heightened risk ending funding for these projects, and their assumed completion times, as clearly shown by this fact stated clearly in the article-

There is no guarantee the funds will automatically be backfilled, according to a congressional official and a U.S. defense official. The congressional official said the projects may be set back a year or more. (there goes your timeline defense)
 
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How do you explain the obvious heightened risk ending funding for these projects, and their assumed completion times, as clearly shown by this fact stated clearly in the article-

There is no guarantee the funds will automatically be backfilled, according to a congressional official and a U.S. defense official. The congressional official said the projects may be set back a year or more. (there goes your timeline defense)
Let's take the project in Turkey.

If its such a heightened risk, why was the project scheduled for August 2020?
 
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Did the Pentagon get a budget of something like 200 billion dollars? How long before financial collapase and American refugees are sneaking across the border into Mexico?
 
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by reading the article, people who have adequate cognitive reading skills can come to a reasonable conclusion that the delay of these projects which taking funding from will cause, do pose a national security risk. risk is a word that actually means something, in this case. it does not mean the AF or NBC believe it will necessarily lead to a national security situation, just that ending funding for these projects obviously pose a risk.

it is called, generally, "being able to read."

try it sometime.
Do you think the posed security risk is greater or less than the time when 9/11 was allowed to take place?
 
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Libbies and their lies.
Have none of you ever heard of PRIORITIZING?
Gates over sees are a LOWER PRIORITY than southern border security.