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Subject:  Re: Chickenhawk Dick Cheney criticizes Hagel Date:  2/26/2014  12:33 PM
Author:  1poorguy Number:  1924229 of 1977336

This isn't a debate between Republicans and Democrats. It's a debate between those who want a modern military and people (like Cheney) who want to spend money on stuff we don't need because they profit from it.

Exactly. I tried to make that point elsewhere recently. The face of warfare has changed today. Much as when admirals (and politicians) were focusing on battleships, our soon-to-be enemy was training carrier pilots. Today, as you say, we need state of the art technology, and highly-trained professionals and special forces to use it. Gone are the days of major land wars between global powers. Our economies are far to interdependent. It would be bad for business.
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