Alex Massie Alex Massie

What Does the Pentagon Need? More Money, Obviously.

I enjoyed Arthur Herman’s romp through the Scottish Enlightenment and his book on the Royal Navy, though derivative, was a breezy read. But this piece for Commentary is truly bizarre: according to Herman, you see, Barack Obama and Bob Gates are preparing to throw away American military supremacy.

Yes, really. Despite the reality of a $685bn budget this year, Herman’s piece is headlined “The Re-Hollowing of the Military”.

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