Obama's Defense Policy was enunciated in a video message to the Caucus4Priorities (watch video.) He made his pledge in 2007 and also offered he does not change his mind on such promises.
"I'm the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning; and as president, I will end it.Caucus4Priorities, and apparently Obama, wants to move 15% of Pentagon discretionary spending from "obsolete Cold War weapons towards education, health care, job training, alternative energy development, world hunger and deficit-reduction."
"Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems.
"I will institute an independent defense priorities board to ensure that the Quadrennial Review is not used to justify unnecessary defense spending.
"Third, I will set a goal for a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenal."
Other sacrificial programs are "the F-22 Raptor, the V-22 Osprey, the Virginia-class sub, the DDG-1,000 destroyer and the Army's Future Combat System." Obama also intends to gut the missile defence system that just days ago successfully shot down an untagged incoming test ballistic missile. Obama claims the system is "unproven". when, in fact, the missile test have have succeeded more often than failed. Here is a video of the February 2008 test. Alas, facts will not dissuade Obama and his liberal backers.
The last time we heard such program cuts, Bill Clinton led us into an ill-advised denuclearization program and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Then he opened our nuclear test labs for looting by Chinese military nuke scientists.
Obama's opponent, John McCain, made this promise out in the open, "We must continue to deploy a safe and reliable nuclear deterrent, robust missile defenses and superior conventional forces that are capable of defending the United States and our allies." But he would say that. He's an American patriot.
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