Armed Services Committee: What do you mean you made the contract and price invisible too? Northrop Grumman: Isn't stealth technology wonderful?!
$Too much. Close most if not all overseas US military bases.Close most domestic military bases. Have our allies open bases here in the usa so that they spend money here. Employ our veterans in good union jobs rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. Make the megarich, wall street and the big corporations pay their fair share of taxes regardless of where their money is residing and don’t allow them to renounce their US citizenship to avoid taxes.
We need more war toys so the republicons can drop nukes on the mid east and start the war to bring Jesus back
@Flash. Closing the bases is a stupid idea. If we close our overseas bases we will not have a dependable place wherein to stage our troops should the need arise. While I hope the need never arises, it is far better to have and not need then to need and not have. The pace of warfare is so much faster then it was during WWII that any aggression from someplace like Russia and/or China could easily achieve their goals before we can get out troops in position to stop them. Do you have any idea of the logistical problems involved with moving 1000s of men, equipment, food, fuel, etc? As for our allies opening bases over here, why would they want or need to? We have bases in Europe, South Korea, Japan, etc. so that we can fight any potential enemy OVER THERE! Not here. The only enemy who might be able to launch a major offensive on US soil are aliens from outer space. An English AF base in Kansas or a German army base in Kentucky would be utterly useless because there will never be an enemy that we could use them against. Russia may attack us. China may attack us. Neither can invade us. Neither one can CONQUER and OCCUPY us. Again those nasty logistical problems come into play. They lack the transport (ships, aircraft, etc.) required by the transport of an army brigade (let alone a division or an army group) across the At;antic or the Pacific oceans. Russia’s and China’s logistical problems are greatly lessened by attacking their neighbors (many of whom are out friends) by land.
Who woulda thought that the ol’ military industrial complex could be so…..so……er…….“un-simple”!
As if the B-1 (failure), B-2 (failure) and F-35 ($1.3Trillion and counting failure) weren’t enough. The first rendition of the “Bradley fighting vehicle” was also a perfect example, the armor caught fire if you shot at it, so the Israelis bought some of them, then told their troops not to ride in the troop carrier, but walk outside. The armor problem was eventually, and expensively at “cost plus” fixed.
Having enough nukes to blow the world up ten times over isn’t enough, we need more, more!
Iran has been trying to get a nuclear missile for defence for some time.
JFK tried to, look what happened to him.