“I think that cutting the defense budget in significant ways right now is a serious mistake. When we’ve cut the budget before at the end of the Cold War, at the end of Vietnam and other times, it’s been because we thought the world was going to be safer place. No one can make that case right now."

That's former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

The current secretary, meanwhile, proposes to reduce the strength of the Army to a level not seen since before World War II and to eliminate weapons system, like the A-10, favored by many still in uniform.

Only one of them is right.

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