Gee, Wonder Why Our Defense Budget Is Where It Is?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Annie
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    Japan and Australia our the only allies that are truly trying to pull their weight and yet we need to still bolster their defenses:

    http://www.asiantribune.com/index.php?q=node/4209

    http://www.strategypage.com/dls/articles/2007117213555.asp

     
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    We're long overdue to withdraw all american troops from europe, Japan, Korea, etc. Even if you consider our presence in the mideast necessary, I find it baffling as to why no one has suggested closing bases in countries that have not seen combat in decades. Russia hardly needs to use it's military for leverage anyway; they control most of the gas and oil going into europe. And if europe can't successfully defend themselves from whatever miniscule military threat Russia presents, too bad.
     

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