An alternative on defense spending
We spend over $ 700 billion on “defense” every year, much of it on research and development. Why not spend some of these resources on renewable energy and improving U.S. energy infrastructure?
Controlling oil production and distribution has driven most of our actions in the Middle East. Redirecting resources to solve renewable development and improve the inefficient U.S. infrastructure would reduce the pressure for the U.S. to control Middle East oil.
It would also shift the attention from invading the Middle East, creating refugees/jihadists.
We constantly challenge the smartest among us with “DARPA-hard” problems that seem unsolvable. Why not apply some of these resources where they can help humanity?
– Don Schonder, Charlotte