The nuclear deterrent seems not to have worked. The size of our military seems not to have protected us. If we want an effective defense, why can’t it be small and strategic, instead of big and blind?
Those people who are calling upon the government to cut spending ought to take aim at our military’s nuclear submarines, which present a threat to the entire world, even if they never fire a shot.
The Palestinians and mystery rocket attackers are not exempt from this lesson. Their rocket attacks haven’t cowed Israel into submission. Instead, the rocket attacks have made it easier for militaristic Israelis to whip up support for more war.