My answer to If the US already spends 3.5 percent of it's GDP on it's military, how much would the country spend in…
Answer by Ken Larson:
I agree with Jay, Mark and Andre. However, war is being redefined by the nature of warfare today as well as technology and communication.
That bends historical references into a cork screw and leads me to believe that classic warfare is dead and the multiple fronts of the current conflicts and future ones will be enormously expensive if they are not managed with an eye on the Military Industrial Complex weapons developers and opportunists as well as Political Hawks that get us into these situations. Below is a celebrated, West Point Strategist’s view of the future:
“MODERN WAR INSTITUTE AT WEST POINT”
“Victory’s been defeated; it’s time we recognized that and moved on to what we actually can accomplish.
We’ve reached the end of victory’s road, and at this juncture it’s time to embrace other terms, a less-loaded lexicon, like “strategic advantage,” “relative gain,” and “sustainable marginalization.”