Comments on: Donald Trump is right about defense spending – and that should scare you http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: alowl http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/#comment-1129099 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:00:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46738#comment-1129099 A larger Army is justified; more ships and planes are not.
Wars are won by boots on the ground, not air or sea superiority.
We’ve had both since 9/11, yet the Taliban et al still persist.
Which is why we’re stuck in the sandbox called SW Asia.

Patton and 10 divisions could have won in 15 weeks, not 15 years, with WW II equipment. The F-35A,B,C will be an albatross that our allies can’t afford. Machines don’t win wars, men do.

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By: commenter1223 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/#comment-1129064 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:55:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46738#comment-1129064 F-35? 55 years? Technology get improved every 55 days, almost. 55 years? That’s like giving a 40 year old pitcher a 20 year guaranteed contract. What’s wrong with this picture?

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By: MikeFord http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/#comment-1129026 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 22:27:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46738#comment-1129026 Russia spent 40 billion on its military last year. Pull my finger. The US spent 50 billion last year on health care for its troops alone and Russia has considerably more troops than the US does. Russia’s self reported military budget isn’t even enough to pay the US minimum wage for its troops let alone their healthcare. Somebody cooked the books.

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By: Lavrentii http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/#comment-1129021 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 15:08:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46738#comment-1129021 The American people are so ignorant of these facts and quiver in fear as a result of all the corporate propaganda that even Trump’s message here is lost in space. I’m a news junkie and I’ve never heard of this aspect of his campaign, only his divisive bigoted remarks that sell headlines. 95% of corporate media is junk food. Hot Pockets, anyone..?

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By: LCLBotelho http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/#comment-1129017 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 06:59:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46738#comment-1129017 Nazi Germany after the crash of 1929 ,based his economic recovery on the armament budget .Nothing more anti economics and surely lead to World War 2…..

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By: Bluhorizons http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/#comment-1128878 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:40:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46738#comment-1128878 President Regan was a kind of crazy guy who built up the military hugely. People just knew that if they messed with the United States, he would not hesitate to rain fire and brimstone down on them. As a result, he did not have to rain down much fire and brimstone on anyone.

By contrast, President Obama has been a weak and indecisive Commander-in-Chief and his weakness has been seized by the enemies of the United States. So the next president will probably have to fight the wars Obama created. A military that is by far the largest in the world is only as strong as its Commander-in-Chief. Let’s hope ours is a good one.

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By: dixie1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/#comment-1128833 Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:10:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46738#comment-1128833 Heil Trump!!!

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By: RationalOne http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/#comment-1128827 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 23:11:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46738#comment-1128827 Dump the Frump!! Vote Trump!!

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By: UgoneHearMe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/#comment-1128823 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:29:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46738#comment-1128823 So, homosexuals are still spreading AIDS to each other and normal people. Mentally ill freaks. And Reuters supports them, is run by them.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/02/trump-is-right-about-defense-spending-and-that-should-scare-you/#comment-1128812 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:07:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46738#comment-1128812 Lestino swooons: “President Trump, I hope you will address Obama’s effort to leave us defenseless in a nuclear showdown!”

Yeah, you did not read the article, did you. Trump is proposing to shrink the nuclear stockpile even further. That’s what “cuts” mean. Next time…. just read before you fall in love.

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