Defense Spending in Virginia

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Virginia is south of the Potomac River and Washington, DC is north of the river. The Pentagon is in Arlington, Virginia. Arlington is a city in Arlington County. Arlington County borders the Potomac River. Robert E. Lee lived in Arlington County. It is storied that General Lee took the train to Richmond, Virginia from Arlington to speak with Confederate leaders. Richmond is a three-hour train ride from Arlington and it was the capital of the Confederacy. Both Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis attended the United States Military Academy at West Point.

There are reports today about a truck bomb in Afghanistan. Fifteen people were killed by a truck bomb in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangahar province. The Pashtun tribesmen live near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s controversial about the Pentagon’s efforts regarding Afghanistan. The Pashtun tribesmen are sometimes considered American allies. It might be unwise to rely on them for conventional theater operations. The Battle of Tora Bora in 2001 is an example of a failed mission and American military personnel relied heavily on the Pashtun tribesmen.

Virginia is formally the ‘Commonwealth of Virginia’ and there are laws in Virginia that are friendly toward labor unions. As a matter of law, it’s not clear if a defense contractor can be on a labor strike. Workers usually declare a strike and set terms. They then receive strike wages. It’s possible that there are labor strikes in Virginia that go unreported. The reports coming from Afghanistan might evidence long term labor strikes.

The Virginians are ethnically Prussian and they speak in a regional dialect. It can be described as Prussian creole. For example, in Louisiana people speak a different form of creole. It’s been suggested that the Virginians speak creole during military operations and that this results in American casualties. Military operations might not be successful if the officers speak creole instead of English. It might not be possible to give accurate descriptions of locations in creole. Also, it might be confusing about the mission and the delegation of authority if the solders are speaking creole.

The United State Congress is at least partially responsible for the defense budget. It’s not well understood in the context of defense spending if American soldiers speak Virginian creole while on duty. There are implications about military hardware and military radios. It’s controversial generally about imported military hardware and it might be tempting for Virginians to lobby to import German-made radios. East Germany traded in East German mark and West Germany traded in West German mark. Frankfurt is the German banking district.

There seems to be a relationship between organized labor, imported hardware, and Virginian creole. The defense contractors might speak creole and use German-made radios. There are consistent reports about violence in Afghanistan. One explanation is that there are labor disputes in proximity to the defense budget. There are historical anecdotes about labor strikes in East Germany and Czechoslovakia. There used to be dive bomber training schools in Dresden, Germany. The Virginians might coordinate regularly with the Germans in Dresden regarding radio technology.

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