DID I RUN
AND AM I TIRED?
Eisenhower warned us in 1960 about the military, industrial complex. His replacement refused to get involved in the Cuban civil war & was talking about backing out of the civil war in Viet Nam. His replacement did not have those problemsThey won.
Russia, too, wants to be a Global Power. Why? Global power and $5 gets you a coffee at Starbucks. Mostly global power transfers wealth upwards from the taxpayers to the 0.01%.
Further to that. American bases in Europe and the Far East are suddenly relevant to protect us from Russia and China. Why 800, I don't know.
COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."