Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pentagon Budget, Small Cut, Two Wars Scam

Heather Hurlburt: Pentagon Strategy Review: Why It Matters2012 and 2013 Pentagon spending will represent the first real declines in military spending in more than a decade; but the total 8% cut envisaged is less than the Reagan defense builddown of the 1980s. Even if the more dramatic cuts in the Budget Control Act sequester were enacted, they would only return the Pentagon to 2007 levels.

Mark Thompson: The Two-MRC Strategy: Major Regional Contingencies, Or Mythical Routine Canards?Thompson argues that the claim that the U.S. could win two major wars at once was never really true, it was just an excuse to justify Pentagon budgets, so formally abandoning the claim is not that big a deal.

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