Book Review: ‘Worthy Fights,’ by Leon E. Panetta


October 10, 2014

On Actions Taken, or Not

‘Worthy Fights,’ by Leon E. Panetta

by Michiko Kakutani (10-06-14)

5 thoughts on “Book Review: ‘Worthy Fights,’ by Leon E. Panetta

  1. US’s economy depends on its weapons and military industries which form about 80% of world’s total . A cut in US military expenditure leads to its high unemployment rate.

    As a result and In order to sustain US’s economy growth, US is constantly creating conflicts and keep on fighting in the world, like Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa, Asia, East and South China Seas….

  2. “..US is constantly creating conflicts, blah blah..” wrongways

    Actually, explosives and other munitions have a shelf-life and expiry date like foodstuff and medicines.. The Americans hate to see it go to waste, so might as well use it up on a couple of rag-heads. Isn’t that what the Chinapek respect most? Frugality and thrift?

    To say that the US needs war to sustain it’s economy, is the height of all idiocy and irresponsibility, not to mention infantile yearnings.. No doubt the US has an incredibly sophisticated military industrial complex, which the PRC hackers are trying their darnedest to infiltrate, plagiarize and copy. Why? Jealous ah?

  3. Mr Panetta, is absolutely right about maintaining a presence of a small highly mobile, tactical special force in Iraq and Afghanistan to preserve whatever semblance of ‘security’ for the war-stricken Rag Heads. After all the US can’t resist playing “Superman”. The problem is that they become a magnet for suicide bombings and target for amokers..

    I was watching the B1-B Lancer over the skies of Kobane, Syria-Turkey border, and it would seem to me, that without the presence of ‘spotters’ on the ground, such an awesome offensive platform (that could have saved the Kurds trapped there), is virtually hamstrung by unavailable accurate targeting.

    Somehow, Obama is behaving like a lame-duck way before the time is due.

  4. US has an incredibly sophisticated military industrial complex, which the PRC hackers are trying their darnedest to infiltrate, plagiarize and copy. Why? Jealous ah? – C.L. Familiaris

    Who copy who?
    China Surpasses US in Hypersonic Weapons: http://rightwaysrichard.blogspot.com/2014/09/china-cutting-edge-technologies-naval.html

    Lean Chinese language: http://rightwaysrichard.blogspot.com/2014/10/chinese-language-advantage-and.html
    Don’t be a banana!

  5. What are you hyper-sonic-ing about, wrongways?
    You got a ramjet down your nether end? i thought you were an ‘accountant’ of sorts? What do you know of aerodynamic coefficients, except farting like your commie counterparts?

    Look, a banana is rich in potassium and good for your blood pressure, unless you suffer from terminal kidney failure. That sometimes causes confusion and idiocy, besides a ‘fishy’odor.. So, remember to take some bananas lest you end up a fruit-cake..

    Btw, language shapes thought. In your case, thinking shapes bad English..

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