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Wars To End War

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 11:44 AM
Final Comment for today: Here is what I say 21st century military should look like. *00 F22s. 2400 F35s 600 turboprop versions of A1 Skyraider. 5 Carrier Groups per hemisphere. Ballistic Missle Defense and strategic bombardment to be placed in orbit. Ground Forces expanded to 6 Million split 1/3 regulars, 2/3s reserves. A few Armored Cavalry Regiments, the rest various forms of light infantry. With that there can be no sucessful major military attack upon the USA or any friends/assets abroad. Initial 2-4 year costs not more that $1.2 trillion per year on paper. Half of that in terms of actual cash outlays. Costs then fall to about what we have now. With tax and spending reform available revenues should easily...
On his recent trip abroad, Mitt Romney observed an American taboo by not criticizing President Obama's military policy. But before his trip, he made his position clear. Obama has "exposed the military to cuts that no one can justify," Romney said.

He meant that unless Congress intervenes, Pentagon spending will be cut by more than $500 billion over 10 years under the (bipartisan) budget sequestration scheduled for January. This terrifies those who fear that limiting the growth of the military-industrial complex will leave us less safe.

But is that true? Even if $500 billion is actually cut, America still will spend...