â€œPeople think that strength is a function of how much you spend,â€ says Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defence and Foreign Policy Studies at The Cato Institute. â€œWeâ€™ve confused having military strength with having the ability to actually make things happen.â€
Preble sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie at FreedomFest 2012 to discuss military spending, the Obama administration's handling of Libya, and Prebleâ€™s 2009 book, The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous and Less Free.
Held each July in Las Vegas, FreedomFest is attended by around 2,000 limited-government enthusiasts and libertarians a year. ReasonTV spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees and will be releasing interviews over the coming weeks.
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Camera by Tracy Oppenheimer and Alex Manning; edited by Joshua Swain.
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