Army Secretary John McHugh / Army photo
“There’s just not enough dollars available at any moment in the history of this nation to have zero risk.”
— Army Secretary John McHugh on Tuesday, speaking about the balance that must be struck between risk and military spending. That, in a nutshell, sums up the debate now underway over future levels of U.S. defense budgets. Many Americans want zero risk – or as close to zero as they can get – without heed to the costs incurred.
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