In the morning of September 11th, 2001, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was having a meeting at the Pentagon building with key members of Congress regarding the defense cuts of the 1990s and the continued underfunding of defense. He reminded them that such deep cuts have always made America militarily weak, and that, in turn, has always emboldened aggressors to attack America.
How prophetic his words were.
Today, the US military is once again set to be gutted – this time at an amazing speed, with deep, across-the-board defense budget cuts set to occur less than 4 months from now. Politicians have clearly learned nothing since 9/11.
BTW, DOD acquisition chief Frank Kendall has recently admitted that sequestration would gut the military and that “There really aren’t many (programs) left to go after” that are not essential. So much for the lie that the defense budget still contains a “wish-list” of unneeded weapon programs designed only to make defense contractors rich.