Marcus Aurelius: Defense “Strategy” & “Budget” — Ignorant Duplicitous Theater + META-RECAP

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Various media pieces on defense.

Gutting defense

Obama to shrink armed forces

The President’s Risky Defense Strategy

President Obama’s defense strategy rests on shaky assumptions

Obama military strategy: Is it bipartisan enough?

U.S. right to focus on Asia

The battle for the Pacific will reshape the world

Military fighting force strategy set, but what will it mean?

Phi Beta Iota:  4% of the force (the infantry) takes 80% of the casualties and receives 1% of the budget.  This FACT alone gives the lie to all of the above pontifications.  Both the US Government and the US media are inept and misrepresenting reality to the American people.  99% of the Pentagon budget is fraud, waste, and abuse–the policy is based on ideology rather than reality; acquisition is broken–we simply transfer money from the taxpayer to the corporations without thinking about it; and operations are mostly theater.  We do not have a strategy–we have a collection of criminally insane people posturing for the public and getting away with it.  For those who lived through the same thing in the 1970’s, remember the movie King of Hearts?  There are only two candidates that are both informed and honest on this matter:  Ron Paul and Robert Steele.

See Also:

Chuck Spinney: Bin Laden, Perpetual War, Total Cost + Perpetual War RECAP

Chuck Spinney: Israel To Bomb Iran Soon + RECAP

DefDog: Defense Contractors Start the Big Lie Again–Jobs PLUS Winslow Wheeler Defense Budget Facts RECAP

DefDog: Over-Stating China – Close Down PACOM + RECAP

Defense Science Board to DoD: Get Brain + RECAP

Dr. Russell Ackoff on IC and DoD + Design RECAP

G.I. Wilson: Killer Drones, Moral Disengagement, + War Crimes RECAP

Marcus Aurelius: SecDef to McCain on Sequester + RECAP on DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

Marcus Aurelius: US at Permanent “War” + War RECAP

Reference: American Soft Power is Vanishing + RECAP

Reference: Cutting the Defense Budget + RECAP

Reference: Invisible Empire New World Order DVD + RECAP

Reference: On WikiLeaks and Government Secrecy + RECAP on Secrecy as Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

Robert Steele: Cutting the US Military Budget – and Firing the Civilian and Uniformed “Leaders” Betraying the Public Trust + RECAP

Robert Steele: Global Trends 2030 – Gaps + RECAP

Search: cost of corruption + Corruption RECAP

USA National Military Strategy 2011 + RECAP