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The way the Army “pencils in” strategy?

Produced by the Hertiage Foundation, a conservative think tank, but still interesting to note ~ the remarkable increase in entitlement spending compared with a corresponding decrease in defense spending. One huge point to note is that nobody has ever proven that X% of either category is “correct.” So, to read this chart and derive the conclusion that entitlement spending must go down so that defense spending can retake its rightful place ~ that would be a fairly shallow interpretation. There’s much more that goes into those two categories (i.e. entitlement spending can turn the “losers” in creative destruction into “winners.”) That said, again, interesting to note.

Author: ML Cavanaugh

Unequal parts strategist, assistant professor, wordsmith, runner, wine-o, reader, philosopher of firepower, and hopeless lover of three ladies named Rachel, Grace, and Georgie.

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