Wednesday, February 04, 2009
The Secret of American (and Russian?) Leadership?
There is also real question about how much longer traditional military-industrial capacities can be sustained if the civilian economies of America and Russia continue to destroy skilled blue collar jobs. In the 1940s, the US had many factories and shipyards for the products of which there was civilian as well as military demand. Today America's military-industrial complex rests on government purchases and would be very hard-pressed to expand if an emergency suddenly required it.