WASHINGTON, D.C. – A mighty mouse? We still have the most powerful military in the world, by far; but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is recommending downsizing it to its smallest numbers since World War II.
Financial constrains and the political will to end major land operations overseas are reportedly the reasons behind this move. The Pentagon argues the U.S. Armed Forces will still be powerful enough to defeat any enemy, but too small for long foreign occupations.
In plain Persian, this means “no threat of a U.S. military attack for the next fiscal year.” Even though the Joint Chiefs of Staff supports these budget cuts, the plan will encounter strong opposition in Congress.
After two major conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, polls show the American public is fed up with wars. Also, our economy is in much need of further cuts in spending.
Hopefully those dictators and terror groups out there will understand our concerns and give us a break.