Cutting the defense budget by this much is sure to trigger many debated and political jousting.
For example, Kim Holmes, from the heritage foundation said this:
“Since the military is already straining to meet all its missions now, these cuts would simply force the military to stop doing certain things.”
“Defending U.S. interests in parts of the world would fall off the table. For starters, there is no way the U.S. could sustain in any credible way its commitments to NATO, the Middle East and Israel, and South Korea and Asia at the same time.
The military would likely have to shed 100,000 troops or more.”
As much I believe we need a strong military, poor fiscal planning is the reason we face this decision. The party is over. The social engineering programs instituted by Congress that led the housing market bubble and collapse are to blame. These politicians and their voters are the reason we face these decisions.
And it gets worse. The impact of a weakened U.S. military will have a far reaching impact around the world. As we will not be able to keep peace in many parts of the world that are likely to erupt into war.
Kim Holmes goes on to say;
“How would America’s adversaries move to take advantage of this deliberate self-weakening? What would Iran do if there is serious question if U.S. air power could even reach nuclear sites in Iran? What would Russia do the next time it wants to invade a neighbor? What would North Korea do when the U.S. struggles to find enough ships and planes to reinforce South Korea?”
“The ability of our political leaders to practice effective diplomacy rests on the foundation of a powerful military. These cuts would decimate that foundation.”
Many nations will quickly become high risk areas for instability, just as I predicted this would happen with major government budget cuts. Welcome of the 'last days'.
This fits perfectly into what I wrote in my last two eBooks. American influence rests on the foundation of our powerful military, which rests on the financial stability and soundness of the dollar, which rest on our culture of morality.
Without focusing on rebuilding our culture of morality, America will not be able to rebuild our financial stability or afford our powerful military in which our influence rests upon.
And without the influence of America – tyranny will quickly seize the opportunity.