It’s the draft! We’re going to war! The sky, it’s fallllling!
President Trump campaigned on rebuilding our military and refocusing its mission on military matters rather than on political correctness and voracious down-sizing. He also campaigned on destroying ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism.
In aid of these twin campaign promises and goals, Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) permitting the United States Air Force to recall up to one thousand retired pilots. The cap lift applies to all branches of the military.
The left’s response was an epic meltdown.
The Air Force could recall up to 1,000 retired pilots after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at addressing what the Pentagon has described as an “acute shortage of pilots.”
The order, which Trump signed Friday, amends an emergency declaration signed by George W. Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Under current law, the Air Force is limited to recalling just 25 pilots. The order signed by Trump temporarily removes that cap for all branches of the military.
A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross, said in a statement that the Air Force is currently “short approximately 1,500 pilots of its requirements.”
“We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to 3 years,” Ross said. “The pilot supply shortage is a national level challenge that could have adverse effects on all aspects of both the government and commercial aviation sectors for years to come.”
In August, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson confirmed that the service was short 1,555 pilots of its requirements, including 1,211 fighter pilots.
We’re short pilots, so the president remedies the problem. Seems simple enough.
The left, however, has come unhinged on Twitter.
Seems like Trump is bringing back the #BackDoorDraft
— ΩBeckyΩ (@becketybeck) October 21, 2017
This is how the draft gets reinstated – quietly, on weekends, bit by bit https://t.co/URmr191uLu
— Spider Jerusalem (@POTUUS) October 22, 2017
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) October 22, 2017
Trump is gearing for war.
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The flight between Roswell & Bismarck might cost more!https://t.co/YKasf7CApZ
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) October 21, 2017
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