jamesn Wrote: The military budget shoud be cut everyone knows that. Just about ALL of the federal budget needs to be cut. We need a balanced budget amendment that says balance the budget or Congress gets their pay cut. If we put THEIR money into the equation, they would find a way to do what they can't seem to do otherwise.
As long as China is modernizing their military, that will be used as the justification for our military spending. It used to be the USSR, now it's China. And little pissants like North Korea and Iran are in the mix too, but China is the big justification. They just flew their second copy of the F-35.
jamesn Wrote: Dutch as usual you are half right. We can't attack the "producer" of all the junk just like they can't attack the "buyer" of all the junk. It works both ways: They produce the junk, send it here, we buy it, the money goes back to them so they can make new and improved junk for us to buy. It's one big circle. Or a circle jerk. Whatever.
johnnycee Wrote: Our existing weapon systems could destroy most of the known world without any improvements added to them,I could understand the need to improve/update our defense systems as other countries play catch up with their own offensive weapons. We have the capabilty to bomb targets as far away as 6,000 miles with a piloted bomber,as we also have the means to employ drones anywhere in the world from some base in Az or Ca.,what more do we need, bigger and faster is not always the best way to go,especially since we have a huge spending problem in this country,priorities need to be set realistically and adhered to
Boone Wrote: When I was in the Navy it was taught that one Ohio Class Sub could end life on earth as we know it. They were called a Strategic Deterrence, maybe so but I care none for the outcome if ever used. Why would we and do we spend money on such. Is it just to be "The Winner"? I think I would rather take my chances losing.