While we’re waiting ... regarding Bolton & Budget:
Here is the unspoken bottom line on the BUDGET deal: We need to FIX the MILITARY QUICK ... because it MAY STOP A WAR ... and, if it doesnt, then we will really need it.
I believe President Trump has prioritized upgrading the military at all costs, because it is an immediate existential need, and he plans to return to the budget issues later. Not everyone will agree with this; but, he is CINC; meaning, HE KNOWS what is likely to transpire in the next few years.
The grand plan is to reverse the decline in American strength.
This is NOT a neocon(i.e., globalist) position. It is an America First position.
Personally, I expect war (hopefully brief, but very devastating) with N.K., a face-off with China in the South China Sea, and possibly leading our allies in the Mideast (including Israel and Saudi Arabia) to forcibly denuclearize Iran. (Such action will be highly dependent on U.S. Reaper drones and many other air, sea and space capabilities.)
We cannot do all this with Obamas hamstrung, fairy-dust military.
Yeah, I just read that, good stuff. Also saw the best summary, JB says he’s a Libertarian Conservative who places Liberty above Democracy: the first being freedom from .gov, the second being a way to select .gov.
Maybe a lot of congress critters will go on long “junkets” to Gitmo and the new super majority of conservatives can fix a lot of things.