Cutting Defense Spending Is Short-sighted
J. Randy Forbes
The American military is on the brink.
Not only are U.S. military leaders facing monumental budget challenges backed by minimal strategic guidance, they face shrinking forces armed with aging equipment that often fails to meet basic readiness standards.
Our military leaders have provided candid but alarming testimony on the specter of further cuts.
Making matters worse, the force's size has been declining since 1990.
Then, we had a 546-ship
Despite challenges our military faces today,
Some believe such expansive cuts can be achieved through little more than ending our current operations in
When building our military, we buy an insurance policy to counter threats we can predict as well as those we cannot. Any other approach simply ignores history. Our leaders ought to drop the defense budget ax until we can truly grasp the consequences of decisions to cut defense spending.
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