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Subject:  Re: Little known facts Date:  11/15/2012  2:44 PM
Author:  JLC Number:  655305 of 740956

Given the existing disparities in spending, is there ever an amount of US defense spending that you would consider too much, or is the desire for military spending simply non-satiable?

What ever it takes to keep us the Super Power. Obviously we are at a tactical disadvantage. The radical islam terrorist only has to be right/lucky once. The military has to be right every single day.

There are some fronts about military spending I'm willing to concede. Why the heck are will still in Germany, Italy, Japan, etc. There are plenty of bases we can close. If we maintain a naval and air superiority (including NASA), we can put our boots anywhere and quickly enough.

My primary concern is radical islam/terrorist. However, China is a growing threat. An excellent book, In Search of Modern China (now in 3rd edition) has a section about China's growing military power and how they are currently using it to strengthen their influence.

JLC
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