Thursday, April 14, 2011

Get ready for some drastic cuts. A must read article.

Joe sent me this article (thanks guy, it spoiled my day but its a must read in my opinion).

Read it here. 

Long story short.  Defense is primed to get a major haircut if liberal leaning thinkers have there way.  Its totally understandable IF all programs get the same treatment but entitlement programs shouldn't be saved at the expense of constitutionally required  government functions.

I also find it interesting that Defense is considered a standalone entity when our foreign policy (including the protection of other advanced democracies) drives our spending.  Unless we have a policy change then any cuts in Defense spending will be a fools errand.

Pic of the day. April 14, 2011.

110411-N-EC658-004.ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 11, 2011) An aircraft director guides an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) to a landing aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released).

Trophy...active combat vehicle protection.