In reading about national defense topics today, I came across an article written by Robert Scheer of the Pasadena Star-News . . . "No candidate will battle the military budget".
Although highly opinionated, and with some points I agree on (and others I don't), I came across the following statement which led me to the conclusion that Mr. Scheer does not understand the current global risks of terrorism:
"The United States already spends more than the rest of the world combined on its military without a sophisticated enemy in sight."
The truth is that a 'sophisticated enemy' is a true competitive disadvantage . . . there is power in lack of what many term sophistication. The more decentralized a terrorist cell is, the more difficult it becomes to identify and engage. Our current age of terrorism has us in a world where technology collides with centuries-old religious extremism; where a cellphone and a small container of depleted Uranium could result in a horrific scenario on any continent, not just our own. In fact, the very lack of traditional sophistication places our military in a quest to enhance our own. There is an inverse correlation at play here, which is a major reason that the world has changed greatly since 9/11.
As former veterans ourselves, the co-founder of LG & Associates Search / Talent Strategy and I do everything in our power to support our men and women in harm's way. Since we cannot be on the actual battlefront ourselves, we fight to do all we can, which today might be recruiting the very best Aerospace Engineer out of AirBus into Boeing . . . or dedicating our time to provide workshops on reentering the workforce for returning veterans (many of which are severely disabled.)
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