Quotable: Mullen says keep the money coming

The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Adm. Mike Mullen, believes that one of his primary responsibilities will be to persuade Congress and the American people that security only comes with deep pockets: Military spending is hovering around 4 percent of gross domestic product, “and I would see that in the future as an absolute ...

The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Adm. Mike Mullen, believes that one of his primary responsibilities will be to persuade Congress and the American people that security only comes with deep pockets:

Military spending is hovering around 4 percent of gross domestic product, “and I would see that in the future as an absolute floor,” Admiral Mullen said.

The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Adm. Mike Mullen, believes that one of his primary responsibilities will be to persuade Congress and the American people that security only comes with deep pockets:

Military spending is hovering around 4 percent of gross domestic product, “and I would see that in the future as an absolute floor,” Admiral Mullen said.

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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