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CSPAN
Oct 10, 2011 12:55am EDT
one economic superpower of the world. by 2015, what other nation will eclipse us? china. this is the other thing you need to know. reagan understood this. if you want to be the military superpower of the world, you have to be the economic superpower of the world in order to support that. right now, we are sending right now we are sending interest payments over to china. they lost other first aircraft carrier. guess who is paying for that? we did. by 2015 our interest payments will be so large that we will pay for the entire people's liberation army of china, which is the world's largest employer. our interest in debts will be so high within 10 years that we will spend more money financing the interest on the u.s. debt than we spend on the entire u.s. military. there will be choices that have to be made. and how much do you want to think that our politicians in washington will choose our military over welfare payments? these are very important times that we live in. that is why i say this is the election of all elections in 2012. we have to choose wisely. we cannot just have the other
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2011 3:44pm EDT
states is the number one superpower of the world. they say by 2015, china will eclipse us as the number one superpower. reagan understood this. if you want to be the premier military superpower, you have to be the premier economic superpower of the world to support that. right now, we're sending interest payments to china. six weeks ago, china launched their first naval aircraft carrier. guests who paid for that? we did. dentsu is paying for china's jet fighter craft? we are. -- guess who is paying for china's jet fighter craft? we are. we will pay for the entire people's liberation army of china, which is the world's largest employer. our interest debts will be so high within 10 years that we will spend more money financing the interest on u.s. debt than we spent on the entire united states military. there will be choices that have to be made. the military may have to choose the military. washington may have to choose the military over welfare. this is the election. we have to choose wisely for 2012. we cannot just of the other team in another jersey this time. that is not good
CSPAN
Jul 22, 2012 3:41pm EDT
the fact that china, with the trade imbalance that they have, their growing economy is not going toward improving the standard lot of living of the chinese citizens. the best standard of living of the chinese citizens. they are looking to increase their military capability. what are we doing with our navy? in the 1990's, we had five -60 naval war vessels. today, we only have 283. the-56 -- 560 naval vessels. go back to every civilization. everyone has understood -- this is going to hurt my feeling saying this as an army guy. the means by which you really and to fully extend the power and dominance of a nation is through a navy. what are we doing to our? what are we doing to our maritime forces. that is the message you are sending out to the world right now. if you look at north korea, the actions they take is because china has so much of our debt. the president says, they are not really a threat. tell me why there missile site is being placed in the venezuelan? why is there such collusion between venezuela and iraq? look at what is going on in somalia. look at what is going on ac
CSPAN
Jul 22, 2012 4:01pm EDT
with china as well, the biggest threat is taiwan and taiwan is looking to us to be able to provide some type of assistance. that is very important in the pacific rim as well as vietnam and the philippines. we have to sit down and look at this by geographic area. you start to look at what are the emerging threats you would have to contend with in the next 10 or 15 years in your capacity to contend with those threats. the 21st century battlefield is unlike any other battlefield we face. it is centered on non state that have no respect for international borders are what have you. you have to have a totally different type of mind-set. we need to move away from may forward deployed top of military. kind of a cold war holdover, we need to go to a power projection type of military. the quick strike type of forces you can use, an expeditionary mind-set. that is what we have to start looking at. it really is a reworking of our strategic level posture of our military so that we can be flexible along the entire spectrum from low intensity to high intensity, if it ever comes to that. i don't believ
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