Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Pentagon must focus on current war demands, even if it means straining the U.S. armed forces and devoting less time and money to future threats.
Gates spoke Tuesday to journalists at a seminar in Colorado Springs, sponsored by the conservative think tank, Heritage Foundation.
He says he's noticed too much of a tendency toward what might be called "Next-War-itis," or the propensity of much of the defense establishment to be in favor of what could be needed in a future conflict.
But Gates says in a world of limited resources, the Pentagon must concentrate on building a military that can defeat the current enemies: smaller, terrorist groups and militias waging irregular warfare.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.