It is about goddamn time that the pentagon sacked up and cancelled the F-22 and the Future Combat System. Gates has made a bold move to break the pentagon away from still fighting the russians in the fulda gap. I need small airbone sensors, cultural training, and a common software and communications sytem that will allow me to tap into national level intelligence capabilities at the small unit level. I don’t need a billion dollar piece of crap, built by the lowest bidder, flying around to drop bombs for me. An F-15 will do just fine.
Oh yeah, lightweight body armor and good boots would be awesome. Maybe we can break off a million dollars and invest in that. Thats all I want, a million freakin dollars worth of boots.
Edit: Moving these comments to the topic that is already started on defense spending reprioritization.