Saturday, July 31, 2010

Assuming Peace

Max Boot writes that our leaders are already looking to the end of the Iraq campaign (and assuming an early end to the Afghanistan campaign) to justify major defense cuts. It would be wrong based on history to do that, he rights.

Of course, the boat of defense reductions has already sailed. We've already instituted our own version of Britain's pre-World War II "ten year rule" that says we face no military threats that can justify a higher defense budget.

Someone will challenge us somewhere. Of that I am sure. And I'm pretty sure that we will either lose the first battle or suffer more casualties winning that first battle because of our determination to slash defense spending.