“‘It is important to remember that every defense dollar spent to over-ensure against a remote or diminishing risk — or in effect to run up the score in a capability where the United States is already dominant — is a dollar not available to take care of our people, reset the force, win the wars we are in and improve capabilities in areas where we are underinvested and potentially vulnerable,’ Gates said.”
(Via Yahoo! News.)
I’ve been saying this for years. I can’t wait to see how those “small government” conservatives react to this.
UPDATE: Good analysis on his speech.