Defense Budget Sacred Cows

Lorelei Kelly has a post over at Democracy Arsenal taking aim at the sacred cows of the American defense budget that’s worth a read. I admit to being a missile defense skeptic myself, more for strategic reasons than for technological ones. Maybe I’m just a prisoner of a Cold War childhood, but the ABM Treaty always struck me as an island of reason in a MAD world. In passing, Kelly also takes a shot at growing the military by 90,000 troops, which seems to have passed from proposal to foregone conclusion. She wonders what we’re going to do with them. […]

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