Niskanen Center’s Matt Fay unmasks the National Defense Panel (NDP). Matt explains that while the NDP “has a veneer of bipartisanship, it is stacked with hawks from both parties—including its supporting staff.”
From the Army War College’s Christopher Bolan: “[A]ll of these members reflect the elite intellectual consensus that American interests can only be served by the preservation of U.S. global military hegemony. Hence, their recommendation for additional investments in American military might was not a result of serious deliberation and analysis, but rather a preordained conclusion.”
And where do Republican presidential candidates and war hawks Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and Chris Christie turn for ammo on enlarging the military? Matt Fay, citing Politico Pro Defense newsletter as his source, explains that the answer is NDP.
For an opposing view (one that I share) on the concept of U.S. global military hegemony, read Defenseless in America, Part I featuring analysis from the Cato Institute’s Benjamin H. Friedman and Chris Preble.
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