Friday, April 29, 2011

Downsizing Defense

Col. Douglas Macgregor (ret.),

"A Radical Plan for Cutting the Defense Budget
and Reconfiguring the U.S. Military"


"Why does America need all these facilities? The original Cold War goal of protecting European and Asian societies from communist threats and internal subversion has long ago been met, and many overseas U.S. bases are now redundant. What better time than now, when the United States faces fiscal calamity but few real military threats, to judiciously sort those that are truly needed from those the Pentagon can live without? It's time to declare victory and go home."

Total savings: $279.5 billion annually

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