How can militarism that bankrupts a nation make it more secure?
President Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen Martin Dempsey held a briefing in the Pentagon briefing room. They announced the end of the Two War Strategy, and ideas for a slimmer military budget that is sustainable. Of course, the immediate press reaction was, “Can we abandon the Two War Strategy and maintain US security?”
What!!!? Can we keep funding an unsustainable multi-war strategy forever and maintain US Security? That might be a more logical question. History is littered with nations that bankrupted themselves trying to maintain a far-flung empire. Where is the security in bankrupting the country?