WHY THERE WILL BE LITTLE DEFENCE CUT OUTCRY
Want to know why there will be little outcry at Obama’s announced defense cuts and emasculation of our military? Don’t get me wrong. There is waste in the military to be excised. And I’m what the Left calls a Hawk. If I ran the military I’d demand honest and courageous cuts.
I went to the UCLA research library to research something involving the current book I’m writing. It’s about a deceased former OSS-FBI-CIA operative named Rene Dussaq, a very interesting fellow. (If you knew him, please contact me at my website – www.robertkwilcox.com .) I was shocked to learn that out of the many expensive data bases they offer a writer like me to explore, there was none labeled “military.” The nice researchette who was helping me, said they only carry databases coinciding with academic disciplines at the school. And that wasn’t one of them - nor was World War II, the American Civil War, or even the Revolutionary War.
On an earlier book, Target:Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton, I called the research desk at George Washington University for some information on the general I thought they might have. I got a graduate assistant. I began explaining what I wanted. There was hesitation on the other end. Finally, I asked what I was thinking. “You don’t know who George Patton is, do you?” In a subdued acknowledgement, he said, “No.”
The average student knows nothing of the importance of the military. The average American lawmaker has not served. Ditto for news deliverers – our press – who generally have a low regard for the military, as does our president, despite his charade. Yet, on all sides threats rise – China in the East and Radical Islam beyond the Atlantic and clandestinely in the Americas.