New DoD budget in brief:
Less F-22’s, gold-plated Presidential helicopters, cruisers, amphibians, aircraft carriers, missile defense.
More Predator drones, intelligence/ surveillance/ reconnaissance, special forces, Army choppers, F-35s, F-18s.
You’d almost think that this budget was planned in the interests of national security rather than either defense contractor and lobbyist satisfaction or providing new toys for the boys.
So far, Obama’s decision to keep Gates is looking pretty good.