reply to post by neo96
NO take a good look at those weapon systems most over over 30 years old some even over 50
Hold on, so we've been spending an average of $600 to $700 billion a year on the military over the last 10 years. That means we've spent atleast what?
$6 trillion on our military over the last 10 years, far more than any other nation, close to half the world's military budget, and you're sitting here
telling me that our weapons systems are 30 years out of date and we need to continue spending this much? Does this argument make sense to you?
If this was even the case, then it'd be fair to say that there needs
have to be a review of the people managing the military and how we have
structured the military right? Because clearly it would not be cost effective if this was the case.
It's only bloated for to those who know nothing about defense
At least I know the definition of defense. Here, I'll share it with ya:
resistance against attack; protection
At what point do we draw the line on what is enough "defense" Neo? I look at the billions we spend in military aid to Pakistan and Israel, I look at
the fact we have more than 10 american military bases in Germany alone. You don't have to be an expert on military matters to understand that
something is wrong with our spending.
Last time I checked we spend over 2,2 trillion on entitlements
Yep, and we can cut into those too.
In order for these cuts to work, it can't be defense alone. No no, this needs to be across the board, and I'm sure there are solutions we can work out
in cutting down these costs.
edit on 4-3-2013 by Southern Guardian because: (no reason given)