Come On And Take A Free Ride! (Updated!)

Posted: August 11, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Note: The update is at the bottom.

Ok, let’s hurt Edgar Winter’s feelings and change the title to “Come on and take a nearly free ride.”

Or maybe the situation is just a more nearly-free security ride if Germany decides to half their army as Spiegel Online International reports.  The reduction, if it happens, would take the German army down to less than 55,000.  If memory serves, an army of that size would neatly fit into the Air Force Academy’s football stadium.

The issue of “not going it alone” and “partner sharing” has been a recurring theme of the administration.  It will be interesting to see if this topic gets much U.S. leadership play or pushback.

Update:

Then there’s also this Daily Telegraph piece which speaks to cuts to Britain’s “defences.”

How much?  Well, the RAF could lose a sixth of its Airmen and almost 300 planes.

The out-the-door line:  “If implemented, the cuts will mean that Britain will almost certainly depart the world stage as a major military power.”

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