This poses a number of interesting questions: What does it mean (morally or ethically) that military technology has become so automated? What does it mean that individual citizens can track it? Should we (citizens) be able to? How does such information change our perception of national security strategy? Plus numerous others.
But Obama, anticipating attacks from his Republican rivals in an election year over the proposed $489 billion in defense cuts over the next 10 years, said the reductions would be limited and not come at the expense of America’s military might.
“Our military will be leaner but the world must know – the United States is going to maintain our military superiority with armed forces that are agile, flexible and ready for the full range of contingencies and threats,” Obama told a news briefing at the Pentagon.