Obama wants to cut from our defense industry while expanding our welfare state. Stories like this prove the retardness of that objective.
The federal government is obligated to provide for our security and defense, they are not obligated to raise us from cradle to grave.
Money does not always translate to better outcomes. Just look at our faulty horrible educational system. What we do need to do, however, is give increased budgeting power to the military leaders instead of to government bureaucrats. They will be able to run our military at a lower cost and better security.
A senior senator has sought details from the U.S. Navy and raised concerns that the Akula-class nuclear submarine could mark a new policy by the Kremlin to intervene in the Gulf.
“This submarine activity reportedly occurred in June and July, simultaneously with incursions by Russian strategic bombers into restricted U.S. airspace,” Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said.
The Russian submarine deployment was first reported by Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon, which has published numerous exclusives on U.S. national security issues.
On Aug. 19, Cornyn, a Texas Republican, sent a letter to U.S. Navy operations chief Adm. Jonathan Greenert on the report.
“The submarine patrol, taken together with the air incursions, seems to represent a more aggressive and destabilizing Russian military stance that could pose risks to our national security,” Cornyn said.