Posted by lex, on December 5th, 2011
“Defense Budget Woes Should Strengthen NATO Alliance, Says U.S. Ambassador” *
U.S. military leaders of late have championed international cooperation as a way to cope with declining budgets.
The nation’s ambassador to NATO agrees. With every alliance member facing military funding cuts, teamwork is essential, although the United States is still going to be doing the heavy lifting, said Ivo Daalder, the permanent U.S. representative to NATO.
“Because you don’t have the financial wherewithal nationally to pay for operations, you need to invest multi-nationally,” Daalder told a gathering of defense reporters Dec. 2 in Washington, D.C. “The only way to solve this is to work together, rather than individually.”
Alternate title: “We Will Forge Unity in Weakness”
Optimism can be infections, but so can stupidity. The difference between the one and the other is when it’s grounded in reality.
With respect, Ambassador Daalder is putting lipstick on a pig, and calling it a princess.
06-12-2011 Link Gone; could not find replacement – was blog from National Defense Magazine – Ed.