Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel released the proposed military budget today bringing down the current war-footing of the U.S. military troop numbers to pre-WWII rates.
But at the heart here, and as this NYT article covers, is the fact that the military industrial complex is squealing as usual about any cuts whatsoever no matter how bad they are needed or how much they improve the U.S. fighting force.
Two links for further reading today:
The NYT article can be found here.
And you can find Pres. Eisenhower’s Farewell Address regarding the Military Industrial Complex here.