TITLE

Force of Habit

AUTHOR(S)
Easterbrook, Gregg
PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
New Republic;12/17/2002, Vol. 225 Issue 25, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers observations on the value of defense spending by the United States government. Performance of the U.S. military during its war against Afghanistan; Importance of funding for support personnel in the military; Criticism of the level of defense spending; Affordability and adaptability of military hardware; Consideration of the dire consequences of a war fought against Afghanistan given the regulations imposed by spending reforms; Views of Bill Owens on supplies moved by the U.S. during the Gulf war, in his book "Lifting the Fog of War"; Report on wars fought by the U.S. since World War II by the U.S.; Comment on needless army of 500,000 soldiers of the U.S.; Changing roles of the weapons that were designed earlier for some other purposes; Failure of smart weapons of the U.S. to destroy terrorist group Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
ACCESSION #
6348141

 

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