They all can defend themselves. We have to borrow money from China to defend the world. England is now in the tank after centuries of war. We spent the first half of last century in Europe, the second half in the Pacific. Now we are into the NE and Africa with hints of So America. Another war is existential to us. China is breathing down our necks. I’m for protecting America. Don’t worry about the non-interventionists. It’s the interventionists that spell the doom for this country. And that’s getting real.
They can’t all defend themselves. We are borrowing money for welfare programs far more than for defense.
If you think the budget will shrink because Hagel shrinks defense, that is a pipe dream. These guys are blowing the budget through the roof.
Certainly you don’t think Chuck Hagel and Barack Obama are crafting a wise defense policy for the United States? They will only invite war.