Not so fast, Robert Gates.
The U.S. Defense Secretary — and, to a larger extent, the Obama administration — tried to fool you Tuesday by lauding their hard stance on the F-22 fighter jet program.
The warmongerers said the move to cut the $1.7 billion expansion showed their efforts to rein in military spending, but a day earilier they had pushed the $1 billion expansion of the army by 22,000 members.
Gates called it essentially a trade-off, but spending will increase further with a multiplier effect placed on the added “temporary” fighters.
There will undoubtedly be other authorizations to train and equip them, and who believes the Department of Defense, i.e. the Department of War, will shrink its ranks in the future?
The endless wars and the military industrial congressional complex rage on.