Thursday, October 30, 2014

U.S. Military budget cuts-2

Since the overwhelming part of Western and Eastern Europe who are members of NATO are under the U.S. nuclear umbrella and thus don’t have to spend much money on defense because of it but this ISIS threat is a different thing altogether. This is not a regular army (although there are trying to sort of) which you can face and have universal laws impose on them. They are in Europe's midst (not to sound alarmist but the ideology is attractive to some disillusioned Muslims and others) so the Europe which is ignoring this fact is doing at its own peril. But despite the fact that the whole of Europe's population is almost equivalent to the U.S. there is a great disparity among the different states' population and that is one of the reasons they don’t contribute that much to the collective defense of Europe. But if you see the Middle Eastern countries, they spend huge amounts of money for the defense without the security of the U.S. nuclear umbrella; Europe can do more to contribute to the defense of Europe and also to the world. But since the U.S. cannot ignore its responsibility as the world's sole super power, and increasingly relying on the military without giving it the proper tools and cuts in its budget is not the way to go. And U.S. is the only one with the means and capability to use its Military around the world. So let’s not tie the hands of it by cutting the Military budget when it is needed the most for our obligations and responsibilities.

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