It’s not often Republicans in Congress get one over on Barack Obama.

Since gaining control of the House in 2010, and the Senate in 2014, the GOP has been better known for capitulating to Obama rather than blocking his disastrous agendas.

But thankfully, for a portion of our men and women in uniform, the GOP Congress was able to hold the line on Obama’s scheme to gut our military.

Since seizing power in 2008, he has cut the number of troops by 10%.

And part of his scheme included deactivating a combat unit in Alaska.

But the state’s two Republican senators and a lone member of the House successfully blocked this further cut back on our military.

Politico reports:

Last summer, the Pentagon thought it had found a surefire way to shave tens of millions of dollars — by deactivating a combat unit in Alaska it decided it could live without.

But then the state’s influential congressional delegation swung into action. And the Obama administration retreated.

The Army’s decision late last month to keep an airborne brigade in the 25th Infantry Division could be the opening shot in a broader campaign to reverse the administration’s controversial plan to shrink the Army by tens of thousands of troops. Leaders inside and outside the defense establishment are now openly doubting whether the goal of cutting 40,000 troops over the next several years is possible given the political pushback and rising security threats around the world.

 “Is this a precursor to putting a floor on the Army that’s higher than the 450 [thousand troops]?” asked Mark Cancian, a retired Marine Corps colonel and senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “The answer has to be maybe.”

 Freshmen Senator Dan Sullivan led the charge by placing a hold on the nomination of Stephen Hedge as the Pentagon’s Chief Legislative Liaison until the Obama regime explained why the troop reduction was necessary.

The regime had no good answers.

In fact, with the situations around the world deteriorating under Obama’s watch, many observers feel that reducing our military forces is the last move the government should make just to save a buck.

Critics contended that with $19 trillion in debt, spending cuts must be prioritized, and considering the fact that defending our nation’s security is one of the few legitimate functions of the federal government, welfare programs and government bureaucracy need to be the first fat trimmed.

Thanks to Obama’s failed foreign policy, a greater military is more essential than ever.

His missteps are almost too numerous to count.

It began with the promise of a complete withdrawal from Iraq.

Obama’s retreat opened the door for ISIS to rise, and now the terrorist organization has grown in strength. They have proven to be a global threat with the attacks in Paris and Brussels.

The Obama regime also intervened in Libya, deposing Muammar Gaddafi.

Because of this reckless intervention, Jihadists were given free rein in Libya and turned the nation into a terrorist stronghold with America paying the price. Terrorists stormed our Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, and murdered four Americans, including our Ambassador.

Obama’s weakness in foreign policy enticed Russian President Vladimir Putin to flex his muscles and seize territory in the Ukraine, mumbling something about reassembling the old Soviet Empire.

Because of Obama’s unstable and weak dealings in international affairs, our enemies our now emboldened.

In the past, the threat of American response and military might was often enough to deter an attack on our country.

That’s why many pundits have believed that the first step in restoring America’s credibility begins with fighting against Obama’s plot to weaken our military and cut thousands of troops.

And for a Republican Congress that has failed to score victories against Obama, holding the line on his foolish plan was a triumph not just for the Party, but for the country.