Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Small Is Beautiful

"Austria, Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland, four small European nations committed to political neutrality, stand in stark contrast to the United States with its multi-trillion dollar military budgets, 1.6 million troops stationed in 153 countries (including 80,000 in Europe), Special Operations strike forces deployed in 120 countries, and proliferation of pilotless drone aircraft worldwide for reconnaissance and stealth attacks, sometimes killing civilians, including Americans," Thomas Naylor writes — Radical Small Nation Self-Determination in a Chaotic Meganation World.

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Blogger 장흥 저널 Jangheung Journal said...

I'm against the military-industrial complex as much as anyone but isn't one reason why those nations have such small military budgets because the US is essentially subsidizing their defence? I'm not sure if they are stationed in those countries (definitely not in Switzerland) but a country like Germany or Korea are perfect examples of this phenomenon. They're playing the US big time!

October 4, 2012 at 4:38 AM  

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