James761 Wrote:
Aug 05, 2012 11:03 AM
And yet, when it comes to the military, the prevailing thought was to continue using outdated equipment until it literally breaks down into uselessness...When I was in the Navy during the latter half of the 1980's (during "Daddy" Bush's reign), we still used computer mainframes that became obsolete by the early 1960's. Admittedly, MOST of the equipment was up-to-date, but there were always a few "dinosaurs" in active use. As big as the military budget was, even in the 80's, I wondered where the money was going if it wasn't being used to update equipment. Even now as Obama is gutting the military in both principle, operations & budget, I wonder even MORE NOW where that money is going.