February 1, 2011

What Would Reagan Do? Cut the Military Budget

Doug Bandow, Forbes

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He didn't want to build up the military to maintain the percentage of GDP spent on the Pentagon. He did so to confront what he believed to be the growing Soviet military advantage. His objective always was to reduce armaments, especially nuclear weapons. He had a serious purpose for increasing military outlays. It is impossible to make a similar case today.

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