Their View: Military spending: Obama s defense cuts run deep

The following editorial appeared in The Washington Post. A year ago, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates launched an effort to rationalize the Pentagon s budget in the hope of making military spending sustainable in an era of fiscal crisis. Full Story

Farmington, NM

#1 Apr 26, 2011
So, the Libya intervention has cost "more than $600 million" so far?
Um, remind me how much the Iraq war cost, please? That's the huge hole that contributed far more to the deficit than anything else. If cutting the military budget (still to levels hat puts America's military spending way, way beyond that of any other nation) actually leads to more cautious and cost-effective application abroad, instead of just throwing massive amounts of money into a war that wasn't even relevant (someone remind me how many WMDs were found), surely that would be a good thing?

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