The U.S. military faces a dramatic rebalancing among its services. As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have waned, an era of budget austerity has emerged and the U.S. strategic focus has shifted toward the Pacific, American air and sea power have become more prominent while Landpower has diminished. What is the future of U.S. Landpower? Within American grand strategy, theThe U.S. military faces a dramatic rebalancing among its services. As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have waned, an era of budget austerity has emerged and the U.S. strategic focus has shifted toward the Pacific, American air and sea power have become more prominent while Landpower has diminished. What is the future of U.S. Landpower? Within American grand strategy, the overarching objective orienting all the means at the nation's disposal, what role should ground forces play? This volume offers an authoritative set of responses to these questions, from a variety of leading experts in international relations and security studies....
|Title||:||American Grand Strategy and the Future of U.S. Landpower|
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American Grand Strategy and the Future of U.S. Landpower Reviews
The baby boomers have been paying into the SS Trust Fund to supposedly fund their retirement. The baby boomer/bubble generation is four times larger than the previous generation (and twice as large as the following generation). As a result, in any one year, the amount that boomers have been paying into the trust fund (building up the principle) has been much larger than the amount being paid out to the previous generation in retirement.The problem is that in the 80s the decision was made to fund some number of programs by looting the SS Trust Fund (idea credited to the administration budget director). After the trust fund was looted they continued to spend the SS yearly money collected in excess of the yearly funds paid out ... resulting in the SS Trust Fund balance kept at zero. This works as long as the boomers continue to work (because the previous generation collecting is so much smaller).One of the DOD austerity references raised the cost of boomers retiring. There is obfuscation and misdirection written about the generation following the boomers are going to revolt as the boomers move into retirement ... because the following generation will be responsible for making up the missing funds (currently $2.7T) in the SS Trust Fund mostly looted during the 80s.One of the other DOD austerity issues comes from a 2010 CBO report that in the previous decade, the baseline DOD budget had been increased by a little over $2T, a little over one trillion for the two wars, and a little over another trillion that couldn't be accounted for (lots of money pouring into DOD leaks out all over the place). In the 90s, congress had passed legislation that required every federal gov. agency pass annual financial audits, which so far DOD has been unable to do (there currently is some speculation that DOD might be able to pass a financial audit in 2017).