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From the JOE report (p26):

Another potential effect of an energy crunch could be a prolonged U.S. recession which could lead to
deep cuts in defense spending (as happened during the Great Depression). Joint Force commanders
could then find their capabilities diminished at the moment they may have to undertake increasingly
dangerous missions. Should that happen, adaptability would require more than preparations to fight the
enemies of the United States, but also the willingness to recognize and acknowledge the limitations of
America's military forces. The pooling of U.S. resources and capabilities with allies would then become
even more critical. Coalition operations would become essential to protecting national interests.


"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char
by Melanchthon on Mon Apr 12th, 2010 at 04:57:46 AM EST

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