Military Spending

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on April 24, 2009

Question(s)

1. To what news item does this cartoon refer?

2. Do you agree with the Defense Secretary’s proposed cuts in spending? Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon posted with permission from the artist.
























Answer(s)

1. This cartoon refers to Defense Secretary Gates’ recommendation to cut military spending – including extensive cuts in weapons programs.
(Read an article at news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090407/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/defense_budget/print.)

2. Opinion question. Answers vary.