David Cozad on Homeland Security

Last Updated : Aug 01, 2010

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Two major wars and many minor military commitments have stretched the nation’s military forces to the breaking point. Military units are cycling through overseas tours so quickly that down time for family, training, and maintenance are being sacrificed to keep enough troops in the field.

We must break the idea fostered by the Republicans that we have to constantly increase our military commitments every time someone says “Boo” to us. We simply must fight in some situations, and taking out the Taliban after 9/11 was one of those moments, but overall we need a three pronged approach of diplomacy, development, and defense. We should talk first, exercise our national economic strength to foster global economic security, and as a last resort deal forcefully with confirmed threats.

 

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