Think, we should.
Phi Beta Iota: Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force started the Cold War for the explicit purpose of justifying intercontinental weapons systems at very great expense — systems that were not needed, that provoked the Soviet Union into an arms race. At the same time traitor Allen Dulles, the Wall Street lawyer who founded the CIA as a secret club from which to launch the Deep State, rescued the leading fascists (both political and scientific) and their treasures so that fascism could live on while CIA could be used as a vehicle for global smuggling and covert operations inevitably profitable to the few and costly to the US public in ways most simply do not comprehend. We salute the Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) leadership for their long over-due honesty and directness.
Lockheed Martin and the F-35 are joined by Northrup Grumman and the USS Ford, a nuclear carrier so badly built the Secretary of the Navy, to his great credit, has ordered a complete review. The infantry — 4% of the force that takes 80% of the casualties — gets 1% of the budget. Everything else goes to badly built port that is tantamount to treason.
Beyond our criminal acquisition system that is 50% waste on average, it is criminally insane for the Pentagon to have 1,000 bases around the world, support regime change operations not validated by Congress, while spending 60% of the disposable budget and 15% of the total budget (over one third of which is borrowed from banks, an unconstitutional practice — more treason) — but we have a military that cannot win wars or nurture peace. We need a Grand Strategy review. We need electoral reform, because without electoral reform there will not be governance reform, and without both, the two-party tyranny will continue to serve Wall Street instead of Main Street, the 1% instead of the 99%.