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there are 5 rules for #defense #spending that you should know. by @MacgregorDoug via @BreakingDefense

there are 5 rules for #defense #spending that you should know. by @MacgregorDoug via @BreakingDefense

Military Purpose : The American people develop, equip, train, and maintain armed forces for one principle reason—and it isn’t flood relief, humanitarian assistance, nation building or combating Ebola, for heaven’s sake. The purpose of the U.S. military is to fight and destroy the enemies of the United States. The first rule is: “If it doesn’t fight, don’t fund it.” Capability: Today, national military power is measured by what can deploy and fight immediately; not by forces that can get there in six, 12 or 18 months. In both World Wars, other great powers fought for years, thus giving the services time to build up their fighting power. In future crises or conflicts there won’t be time for a “pick-up game.” In the absence of a draft the nation must have fighting forces-in-being; i.e., ready, standing forces. Army Ground Maneuver Forces in particular must be organized and re...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2015/01/five-rules-for-defense...

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