Summary: The world watches the tragedy of a great nation pouring its wealth down the toilet. America and our allies have an immense superiority over other nations by almost every metric, yet we live in fear. Why? Is it psychological projection or paranoia? See this story in pictures. As the world leader, we have set … Continue reading America’s military power: global policing or paranoia?
Summary: We ignore our wars (hardly mentioned in the campaigns). We pay for our wars, hot and cold, in two ways -- in money and blood. Let's look at the toll in both. This will be an unpopular post. Neither Left nor Right cares to look at the toll of our wars. Both prefer their … Continue reading A reminder that we pay for our wars in money and blood
Summary: Celebrate another trillion-dollar defense budget! Much of that spending is irrelevant to the wars we are actually fighting and disproportionately large vs. the spending of our potential foes. Yet our geopolitical experts scream for "more"! While we burn money on defense our infrastructure rots. It's the fast path to national decline. Only more public involvement in … Continue reading Celebrate our mad trillion dollars in national security spending!
Summary: While America's infrastructure rots, we will spend $1.5 trillion on the F-35. The most expensive weapon ever built, it's probably as obsolete as battleships in 1940. Here is the tale of how this garbage fire of America's cash began and while it burns out of our control. See the dismal status reports at the … Continue reading While America’s infrastructure rots, we build the most expensive weapon ever
Summary: Today Martin van Creveld looks at one of the most exceptional aspects of US defense policy, our weapons. A naïf would describe it as quite mad, unaware of the lavish salaries and great corporate fortunes created by tapping the almost limitless flow of taxes from the apathetic and credulous citizens of America. "In the … Continue reading Martin van Creveld looks at our military white elephants