06 February 2006

Another Take On The QDR

Thomas P.M. Barnett on the QDR:

It is unsustainable to buy a Big War force in a Small War world. It is unsustainable to expect the Chinese to pay for a Big War force directed primarily against them. It is unsustainable to deny ourselves the aid of major allies, to include China most of all (that body shop of a military). It is unsustainable not to do a better job gaining acceptance of our new security rule sets in this Long War because we’re so highhanded and arrogant in our application. . . . When the Navy brags how its huge destroyers are justified because they can also insert SEALs, you know strategic logic has left the building.

Hat Tip to Defense Tech.

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