Defending Defense: Peace Doesn’t Keep Itself

by Tim Sullivan

In the Wall Street Journal this morning, Arthur Brooks, Edwin Feulner, and William Kristol—the heads of the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the Foreign Policy Initiative, respectively—put forward an argument about the vital strategic importance of maintaining robust levels of U.S. defense spending, even as the country enters a period of fiscal constraint. “A weaker, cheaper military will not solve our financial woes,” they explain. “It will, however, make the world a more dangerous place, and it will impoverish our future.”

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(flickr/DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John M. Hageman, U.S. Navy/Released)