Of course our politicians will act "holier than thou" and demand additional 100's of billion to be spend on defense to prove their patriotism and macho. If history is any guide, the decline of US will be because of its uncontrolled defense spending. Future historians and generations will certainly question the wisdom of massive tax cuts, while waging 2 wars and enacting biggest increase in entitlements.It is doubtful that future threats will call for many of the expensive weapon systems advocated by parochial interests and some political leaders -- a system such as the F-35 joint strike fighter. Developing this plane has cost more than was spent on veterans in the last 20 years.The Pentagon is expected to spend more than $700 billion on nuclear weapons over the next 10 years, for little added security. The former U.S. Strategic Command Chief Gen. James Cartwright has called for a drastic cut in nuclear weapons, saying the U.S. has a stockpile "beyond our needs. What is it we're really trying to deter? http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/12/opinion/gard-johns-military-sp...
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