Tag: Obama defense cuts
Cuts will ultimately bring the US arsenal down to a small size that will be, despite Assistant SECDEF James Miller’s empty promises, inadequate to deter America’s enemies, sustain the policy of nuclear deterrence, and reassure allies.
These cuts would be unilateral; no other country is going to, nor will be obliged to, make any arsenal reductions whatsoever. Disarmament of any kind is foolish, but unilateral disarmament is even moreso, and is suicidal. It deprives you of your weapons while the potential enemy retains his arsenal. Any steep unilateral cuts would invite a nuclear first strike by Russia and perhaps even China
With military actions on many fronts; Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, as well as smaller operations in Egypt and Yemen, there may be a public misperception that the Obama Administration has increased the funding and scope of the military. The opposite is true.