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I got your funding priorities... this time of fiscal restraint.  Oh, yeah - I got your priorities.

Right here.

(a) Funds for Diversity Recruitment Efforts- The amounts authorized to be appropriated by section 301 for operation and maintenance for the Army, Navy, and Air Force for officer acquisition, as specified in the corresponding funding table in section 4301, are each increased by $1,400,000 to expand diversity recruitment efforts for the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, and the United States Air Force Academy.
(b) Offset From Joint Tactical Radio System- Notwithstanding the amounts set forth in the funding tables in division D, the amount authorized to be appropriated in section 101 for other procurement, Air Force, as specified in the corresponding funding table in division D, is hereby reduced by $4,200,000, with the amount of the reduction to be derived from Joint Tactical Radio System Maritime-Fixed radios under Line 049 Tactical Communications-Electronic Equipment as set forth in the table under section 4101.
(c) Merit-based or Competitive Decisions- A decision to commit, obligate, or expend funds referred to in subsection (a) with or to a specific entity shall--
(1) be based on merit-based selection procedures in accordance with the requirements of sections 2304(k) and 2374 of title 10, United States Code, or on competitive procedures; and
(2) comply with other applicable provisions of law.
Mind you, it's never as simple as it looks, but still.  This is an indicator.

Now, click that link up there and let the Salamander put it into perspective for you.  I'm going to go take some gun pictures to relax.


Ah, yes, because having lots of different skin-colours is so much more important when bullets are flying and people are dying, than having good commo.  I guess they're worried that Arlington isn't 'diverse' enough and feel a need to kill more minorities in combat.

Armorer, ok, "You got their funding priorities...". Where? I know, "USUKFD", again, again, again and again, *enuff already*!

Reference: "Oh, I know..."
Last time I was down around the Pentagon -- granted, it was a few months ago --  I happened to witness the end-of-workday exodus.

I noticed two things.

1. Almost everyone Army-connected was wearing DCUs and desert boots.

2. Most of them were *not* wearing a combat patch.

But, by the Great Horned Spoon, they sure were a *diverse* bunch...