Saturday, February 04, 2006

Saturday Drive By

WaPo's Ann Scott Tyson reports today on the findings of the Quadrennial Defense Review.
The Pentagon, readying for what it calls a "long war," yesterday laid out a new 20-year defense strategy that envisions U.S. troops deployed, often clandestinely, in dozens of countries at once to fight terrorism and other nontraditional threats.

We're gearing up for a never-ending war on terror and projecting China as the next big "symmetrical" threat. (There's a surprise.)

Expect the defense budget to continue to grow. We're presently spending as much as the rest of the world combined on military forces. Let's see how long it takes to double that.

From the archives:

If you haven't read it yet, let me recommend my ePluribus article on the military industrial complex titled "In an Arms Race with Ourselves."

Have a great weekend and a safe Super Bowl Sunday.


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