We cannot build the 21st-century military we need, and maintain the fiscal responsibility that America demands, unless we fundamentally reform the way our defense establishment does business. It’s a simple fact. Every dollar wasted in our defense budget is a dollar we can’t spend to care for our troops or protect America or prepare for the future.
BARACK OBAMA, speech, Aug. 17, 2009
“And I think EVERY dollar in our defense budget is wasted. Let me be clear: surrendering is a LOT cheaper.”