Other People's Mail
Hilmy, Kate, Hanley, Delinda, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
What Is Military's Mission?
To The Washington Post, June 15, 2009
In Michael O'Hanlon's analysis that the Obama administration is underfunding the Pentagon, he failed to address the most important question: What is the mission that would justify perpetuating the colossal U.S. military budget?
Should the United States occupy Iraq and Afghanistan indefinitely (Mr. O'Hanlon has supported both wars)? Are our huge military budget, which at more than $600 billion per year is almost as large as those of the rest of the world's countries combined, and more than 700 foreign bases justified by a global "war on terror"?
Evidently Mr. O'Hanlon is not interested in …
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Publication information: Article title: Other People's Mail. Contributors: Hilmy, Kate - Author, Hanley, Delinda - Author. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: 28. Issue: 6 Publication date: August 2009. Page number: 65+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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