WTN10 wrote:Sorry, but military spending is a crock of sh*t. The Republicans basically use the military as a jobs program while dolling out our money to big military donors. I'm as much a proponent of shrinking the size of the military as I am of getting rid of wasteful social programs. Fiscal responsibility is the same, regardless of whether it's your pet program.
It's very easy for you to make such a flippant remark like we need to shrink the size of the militray. Because you're an expert on the size of the military? Where? It seems to me that we are in need of a larger navy. After all, it was the latest excuse by the Joint Chiefs and Barry that we could not protect shipping in the Red Sea and Strait of Hormuz. Then there are all of those Chinese subs we have to contend with. Our Airforce? The Airforce's planes are aging rapidly exposing them to greater and greater threats from the rapidly expanding technology of our potential adversaries. Lord knows we wouldn't want to spend more money on the development of better cruise missiles and ordinance like JDAMs. The Army and Marines are stretched to the limits. Cut where?
There most certainly is waste. There is waste in any bureaucratic system with a large program like the military. The only thing Rumsfeld did properly was the recognition and at least the start of eliminating unnecessary weapons systems. But 9-11 happened and here we are.