Military Review English Edition November-December 2015 - Page 159

Our wrath remains To all who read these presents, Greetings: When you see the headlines, the commentaries, the talk shows, the social media bloviating, and hear the wonks and pundits of all shapes and sizes wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth over the proposed personnel and budgetary cuts to the United States military Be you Friend or Foe… If you think America is weaker Then ask an Air Force B2 Pilot If you think America can’t get there Then ask a Navy Aircraft Carrier Commander If you think America won’t have enough people to get the job done Then ask a Marine If you think America has lost its ability to fight anywhere, anytime against any enemy in 24 hours or less Then ask a Ranger If you think the tip of the American spear has been blunted and you believe there is truth to the end of American Military dominance We can assure you, though we are few, We are the perennial Tom Joad and our wrath remains. Both living and dead Soldier or Sailor Airman or Marine Uniformed or Civilian General or Private Just look and you’ll see We’ll be there. Lt. Col. David S. Eaton, U.S. Army Department of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Operations (Photo courtesy of the US Army) US Army Command and General Staff College