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CUTTING DEFENSE AND AMERICA DOWN TO SIZE

Budget cuts already proposed by President Obama and those that could take effect if the “supercommittee” in Congress fails to agree on $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction could cut the defense budget more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years, devastating U.S. military capabilities. The Congress, as currently configured, is unlikely to allow such deep cuts in defense; but that doesn’t mean they eventually won’t happen. Despite our debt, America still has vast resources, but there’s growing disagreement on what we should spend them on, what threatens us, and the missions the U.S. armed forces should undertake, with one side of the argument wanting to cut America down to size. (More)

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  1. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: Foreign Area Officers

    Discussion: CUTTING DEFENSE AND AMERICA DOWN TO SIZE

    Ed, I would posit that “defending freedom, democracy and stability around the world” is not so different from “social justice,” albeit on a global scale. Those goals should ONLY be pursued militarily when they closely mesh with our security goals. “Exporting democracy” is expensive and often ineffective. Defense in general, and war in particular, should be a pragmatic pursuit.

    Posted by Robin

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