Tuesday, March 9

Defense spending

Hmm. Can't find a great link for it. This one's a start. USA Today had a debate about defense spending on thursday. They supported cutting the Comanche, F/A 22, and V-22. The counterpoint said we needed all of them to be modern.

But I'm thinking nobody can afford to be as modern as us anymore. We need deployability and stuff that's good against insurgents, not a top-of-the-line fighter like the F/A 22 (plus the Joint Strike Fighter is still in the works).

With the budget the way it is, I think we better cut weapons systems where we can, which, to me, means just about wherever someone can make a good argument for it. We need to be spending our money on the things servicepeople need.
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