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The GOP Needs to Reconsider Defense Spending

As one can tell from the demands of and by people who should know better that wars can be won by spying on ourselves, and by all other GOP candidates to increase defense spending, Rand has not come close to convincing the GOP candidates and voters that increasing our military spending is not useful. All the others want to build a bigger DoD and send our men to kill their men – but not to win.

A question in two parts. But context is needed, context ignored by those who support the standard GOP response to anything military: Build a […]

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America’s Defense Spending and Strategy

America’s controversial defense budget is not understood either by the majority of the Left who hate it, or the majority of the Right who accept it unquestioningly. But it is big – too-big – and growing. And for no good reason.

A complete lack of education of the American voter leads most to assume our DoD costs are for America, alone. This leads to ignorant statements such as, “America spends more on defense than the next 10 countries combined.” Well – yeah. That’s because we DEFEND the next ten countries combined, absent Russia & China, and a whole host more.[…]

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