Like most of his other ideas they are all backward looking.. Same solutions for systems that have not worked.. You know like tax cuts, cut social services, cut regulations .. All started by super star Regan in 1980l.
Well the same can be said for his defense budgets.. Increases of 100,000 troops , increase ship building from 9 to 15 ships per year with defense spending doubling within 20 years.. It is obvious why this is his strategy. Actually you don't have to look much past manic Bolton.. (the walrus as he is known). Cold war crappola .Picking Russia as our main opponents.. when our own intelligence for years has put that thought off the table..
Here's Romney's strategy
Here's the latest of on going strategy
The short version of the game plan is just this.. to cut army and marine forces, increase special forces, increase a ton drones, shift the focus to China and the pacific, close many EU bases keeping only those needed as major kicking off points for fast strike capabilities.. moving major Navy forces to the pacific.. depending more on our allies to provide manpower and weapons capabilities..
We now have 11 strike carrier groups with their accompanying escorts, more than anybody else added together.. we have the best special forces in the world and increasing their strength will make them even more awesome..
The planners have taken a look at the last major ground conflicts all of which we eventually lost . Nam , Iraq and soon to Afghanistan.. How much longer will we be willing to spend two billion a week in Afghanistan to get our troops shot in the back and blown up.
It's time to retrench as all our military leaders agree.. They have been fighting congressional pork building for instance aircraft they didn't want or need.
Yet the Republican nominee is pushing to go back to cold war status with old cold war thinking.. including a version of the Star Wars Defense which has been proven ineffective..
So for the safety of the country we can't put this nut job in office.. Time for the republicans to join the 21st century..but god they have a very long way to go..