Thursday, January 28, 2010

Defense Spending? Some Sanity Please

Fred Kaplan does a nice job of suggesting what should and should not be frozen.  The problem, of course, is that defense spending is an exemplar of pork, where Senators and Congress folk sees $$ here as patriotic jobs programs, rather than considering what is necessary for war-fighting in the 21st century.

It was hard enough to close military bases designed to combat the British threat or the Native American threat....

With the quadrennial review due out soon, we should see some fighting in DC, but SecDef Gates may still have the capital and the sense to make some good hard decisions.

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