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Zach F Wrote: We currently spend more the money in defense than the next 23 countries combine and 20 of those countries are our allies. It is extremely unlikely that it will bite us in the ass. Also, the special ops does seem more efficient than full blown evasions in recent decades.
Yes this country has been on a ridiculous track; none of the wars after WWII changed this country for the better; only destruction and loss of life,while none of these countries attacked us. Jumping into any conflicts outside the US should stop; the UN was set up to deal with that , not us.
I agree however that a task force of rapid deployment should be the main element of any force we retain. Of course we should retain our nuclear and other capabilities, just in case some "Hitler" type wants to concur the world. But it should be a structure which is efficient
and not like now,spent like crazy on equipment which is more "hobby" like and is set up just to be able to satisfy the lobbyists of the war industry.
The most ridiculous part is right now, that they spent our tax money on add's to join the Army, with false advertising. ( It paints this "job" as heaven on earth) Better advertise on how our people return from Afghanistan; no arms or legs or out of their minds, without finding a real job.!!
The money which can be saved should be used for infrastructure and education, in order to put the veterans back to real work,which really benefits the country instead of useless wars.
However I like to add,that old buzzerts like Mc Cain will object, because of his lobby friends at the industry. Also the stripes and sticker freaks who love uniforms and AK 47's; plenty of those war lovers around, so I would not jump of joy yet.