Monday, October 24, 2011

With Qaddafi Gone, Who Next?

Moammar Qaddafi was reported dead last week, marking the death of one of America's last recognizable big-name enemies. Over the last year, Bin Laden and Qaddafi have both been eliminated, and with Saddam dead years ago, the question arises: who to fight next?

The U.S military, of course, is by far the most powerful, well funded fighting force in the world. Though the military helps facilitate the export of democracy and American values, it's also one of the major sources of taxpayer dollars – and with cutting spending a major issue in American politics, one can't help but wonder if downsizing the military might be the right move for America. The death of Qaddafi certainly makes this smaller military more and more feasible. Hopefully, the military budget can be made more reasonable, while still performing the duties required of it.

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