Losing faith because of budget impasses
Lasting scars to our nation’s national security are forming because of the continued political stalemate over spending priorities, including our financial commitment to defense.
While some view the tug-of-war over the budget as a game of political brinksmanship, there are consequences from leaving the military adrift and undirected, not the least of which is a sense of unease bordering on irrelevance among the good, honest people who have dedicated themselves to military service. Good people are deciding to leave our military because they have lost confidence in the government’s commitment to their future. This pessimism that results from endless bickering over defense spending levels and from the sense of discouragement felt in a generation of warriors who now hear a constant drumbeat of complaints that taking care of soldiers and their families has become too expensive.
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