Please research Defense Issues more carefully
I am a Libertarian, a career military officer and have supported Cato over the years. I was listening to this morning's 4th of July episode and took exception to some of your commentator's perspectives on armor.We, in the US military, do not aspire to fight fair. We seek to apply our advantages asymmetrically against our adversaries. We use tanks as part of the combined and joint force against our adversaries. The M1 Abrams tank is a critical element of that force and is not, as your commentator suggests, just a jobs program. As we increasingly confront Russian and Chinese aggression, we must have a viable armored force. We must continue to cost-effectively sustain the M1 Abrams system. I assure our adversaries are investing in their systems. All of that is tangential to the issue you express about the militarization of Fourth of July. Flyovers of high performance jet aircraft has been a fixture of celebrations for over 25 years. Some may not like the noise, but as we say in the military, "That noise you hear is the sound of freedom!"
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