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The Strategic Nightmare That Follows the “Forever War”

The various pipe dreams of the United States are major obstacles to dealing rationally with the strategic triangle.  The U.S. belief in huge defense budgets; modernization of strategic forces; military bases and facilities the world over; and the illus…

The various pipe dreams of the United States are major obstacles to dealing rationally with the strategic triangle.  The U.S. belief in huge defense budgets; modernization of strategic forces; military bases and facilities the world over; and the illusion of an anti-missile shield have overwhelmed the task of compromise and negotiation that is essential.  Inter-service rivalries and military-industrial triumphs represent additional obstacles.  The mainstream media, particularly the New York Times and the Washington Post provide ample cheerleading for the weapons industry.  Senator Bernie Sanders’ efforts to reduce defense spending this year engendered little debate and failed by a vote of 88-11.  As Walt Kelly’s Pogo said: “We’ve met the enemy and he is us.” More

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