There’s great news for everyone who was worried about the military budget.
Not only does the proposed freeze exempt military spending, next year’s record $708 billion Pentagon budget also includes $112 billion for hardware, a 7.7% increase! So, if you’ve been concerned about the cost of those drones we’ve been losing, don’t worry, at $30k a pop, there are plenty more where those came from. And if you’re wondering about the next big improvement in stopping those pesky home-made IEDS, well, have we got a $3.75 million, 70-ton Taliban terrorizing Assault Breacher for you!
(photo: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/MCT. Camp Pendleton in California, January 19, 2010.)