Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Not Well-Spent Money

Stories like this always irritate me.

"Without changing deployment patterns, without changing length of tours, we do not have the forces to send three additional brigade combat teams to Afghanistan at this point," Mr Gates told the committee.

It bugs me not just because of the Iraq-sucking-up-resources angle, but because of what this article notes; The U.S. accounts for 48% of the world's military spending, or just shy of what everyone else spends combined. For that kind of money we should be able to do better.

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