Efforts to defuse tensions between Russia and the West over Crimea and its upcoming referendum are ongoing with meetings taking place in London. Nathan Frandino reports.
soul searcher: Timothy Kaine. Issue Position: Fiscal Responsibility. 1 January 2012. "America's two biggest areas of expenditure are defense and health care. We have to find savings in each area, but the priorities are important, so the cuts have to be carefully made. Our inventory of military bases around the world -- largely established during the Cold War -- should be reduced. And new technologies -- from Predator drones to new, Virginia-built aircraft carriers that can be operated by fewer sailors -- will use American know-how to keep us safe and save money at the same time." Kaine thinks we should cut our defense posture by closing military installations around the globe and reduce the troop level. Has his position changed since 2012? I doubt it! But, as long as his home state of Virginia gets to keep raking in military dollars at Newport News shipbuilding, he's fine with it. Maybe Tim should offer every displaced American veteran a job in the Newport News/Norfolk area.