This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is visiting Asia, assiduously assuring our East Asian allies like South Korea that the United States will always stand with them.
But will we?
Secretary Panetta has also said that incipient defense budget cuts will preclude the kind of US presence and power-projection capability around the world that we’ll likely need more than ever in the future.
The question occurs: If such cuts do take place and, as Secretary Panetta has promised, we are going to stay in the Western Pacific, where won’t we be? Will we abandon the Persian Gulf? Or the Eastern Mediterranean? Or how about Latin America?
Leave our interests in such places undefended and there will be grave repercussions for our economy, as well as our national security. We must keep peace through strength.
This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at securefreedomradio.com.