$200 billion short, hell that’s chicken feed–before the dust settles on the new world disorder–expect that to be 5x short for 2015 and God only knows what in 2016. I am for as strong a “defense” budget as we need to defend this nation and it’s borders, but not to defend the American Empire and its prodigious number of vassal states nor the economic interests of US domiciled transnational corporations.
Despite some loosening of spending caps in the past year, Pentagon budget planners need to present Congress with some stark choices, an experienced specialist said on Thursday in releasing a new analysis of President Obama’s fiscal 2015 defense budget.
“We’re at a fork in the road,” said Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, noting a significant gap between the Defense Department’s likely future budgets and its long-term strategy described in the Pentagon’s 2012 guidance and reaffirmed in the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review. Neither of those documents took into account the 2011 Budget Control Act’s since-modified spending caps, he said.