Rep. McKeon: US military cutbacks like the British

“Both strategic reviews emphasized capabilities that would be retained but were light on what capabilities would be lost,” McKeon wrote. “Both advocated the theory that national interests could be advanced through a drastically reduced military, yet neither explained how that works operationally.”

McKeon accused Obama of “leading from behind” after the president announced the new military strategy last week, and he’s been one of the most vocal critics of automatic Pentagon budget cuts schedule to begin in 2013.

Obama at the Pentagon last week announced the new strategy that said the U.S. would have a “leaner” force and the military would no longer try to maintain the capacity to fight two significant ground wars simultaneously.

The new strategy called for a reduction in ground troops and a shift to air and sea in the Asia-Pacific region to help counter to rise of the region’s biggest player, China.