The New Reality Looks

suspiciously like the old reality.  Military spending continues to bankrupt what was once the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Is Hillary putting a spell on somebody in the photo?

The Obama Administration plans on unveiling what officials are calling a “more realistic” vision of the future of the US military on Thursday, promising significant cuts in the number of available ground troops at America’s disposal.

If you think that’s going to be an overall cut in the size of the US military or its budget, however, you haven’t been paying attention for the last several decades, as officials say the move will be coupled with an increase in spending on warplanes and warships.

Nominally, the plan is designed to move from the US being able to sustain two major occupations at any given time to one major occupation and enough forces to “block another conflict.” In real terms, it means an increase in spending, as usual.

http://news.antiwar.com/2012/01/04/obamas-realistic-vision-less-ground-troops-and-more-warplanes/

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