16 Ways to Cut Defense Spending
The greatest threat to our national security is how much our militarism costs.
By JON BASIL UTLEY • February 22, 2013
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1) The military is top-heavy with officers and generals compared to enlisted men, with far more proportionately today than during World War II. The military is still trained and designed mostly for mass mobilization to refight World War II: tanks, aircraft-carrier strike groups, and fighter planes for dogfights and to shoot down bombers only Russia has. Yet Russia’s military is a shadow of its former self, plagued and demoralized by Putin-era corruption. China is dynamic, defensive, and prospers with peace.
Basing one’s military on past wars’ lessons is nothing new. British generals entered World War I with horse cavalry and the strategy of Napoleon. It’s common to start wars with the strategy of 75 years before.
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What a joke.
Let’s reform into the Department of DEFENSE!
The Swiss have it right; be a hedgehog.
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