Cut Commitments, Not Muscle

By |2014-01-23T11:39:00-05:00April 9th, 2013|Categories: Economics, Military, Pat Buchanan|Tags: |

In that year of happy memory, 1972, George McGovern, the Democratic nominee, declared he would chop defense by fully one-third. A friendly congressman was persuaded to ask Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird to expatiate on what this might mean. The Pentagon replied the Sixth Fleet might have to be pulled out of the Med, [...]