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The Korean war section goes into detail on the war which may be unnecessary and only tangentially related to Johnson. The fact of the US military being under-equipped and under-trained due to budget cuts and atomic doctrine could be said in fewer words, I think.
Actually, the initial setbacks in the Korean War and the excessive losses sustained by American forces in an attempt to fight much more heavily armed enemy forces is a direct consequence of Johnson's decision to slash armed forces budgetary requirements, particularly the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. There are literally hundreds of reports by servicemen who experienced the Johnson years of inadequate budgets resulting in critical shortages of serviceable weapons, equipment, ammunition, spare parts, and other vital supplies.Dellant (talk) 18:44, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
Also, some contradictions: Even pilots flying current U.S. jet interceptor aircraft (such as USAF F-80 squadrons operating from bases in Japan or Navy F9F-2s flown from carriers in the Sea of Japan) ... The U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers were the only effective airfields available to U.N. forces, as they could not be overrun by the land-based North Koreans.Identity0 (talk) 18:55, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
I agree fewer words could be used like fat useless political cock hoslter but that would not be within wikipedia guidelines so a lenghty description of Johnson's idiotic behavior seems necessary. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:20, 5 June 2014 (UTC)