SUBJ CANDIDATE A DEFENSE WIMP
(NORTH BEACH BUREAU)--The Ohio presidential hopeful has some explaining to do as to why he opposed the development and deployment of the B-2 bomber, which has proven itself time and again from Kosovo to Odyssey Dawn. During his tenure as House Budget Committee chairman, and hoping to hop on the Contract With America hayride, Kasich was adamant on killing the project altogether, comparing it to Dracula, as the below archived newspaper article indicates--
KASICH: "Even if you put a stake through the heart of the B-2, it won't die."
He was also in on the attempt to drop funding for the USMC V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor, which has become a mainstay aircraft for the Marines.
It's clear that Kasich will be stingy on Defense and will find himself in the same straits as the current administration, watching Russian jets buzz unarmed US reconnaissance aircraft even as Putin marches over the Crimea and Syria, while China is allowed to bolster its presence on strategic South China Seas islands; while apologizing to the Arab world for yet another ISIS crisis.
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