The Army has 2,000 tanks that need refurbishing. The Army does not need the tanks or want the tanks. But Congress wants the tanks to be refurbished. So does General Dynamics. General Dynamics is in the tank-refurbishing business.
Should we trust the Army when it says “no tanks,” or should we trust the armchair tacticians in Congress?
That is the question raised by this video.
The video is hard on Congress. But it mentions this: the Army wants a new fleet of tanks, with production beginning in 2017. Think about this. If it has a fleet of newly refurbished tanks, ready to roll, might there be resistance in Congress to a fleet of new tanks?
The reporter at CNN did not ask this obvious question.
Nor did he ask this question: “Why does the Army need a newly designed tank in the era of guerrilla warfare?”
How about “no tanks” to old ones and new ones?
“Military strategy is too important to leave in the hands of the military.” That’s what we are told. Conclusion: if Congress says we need tanks, then the Army is supposed to sit their and suck up the money.
Taxpayers are supposed to sit there, wallets open, and keep quiet.
My response: “No tanks.”