Trillions of dollars in government spending might stabilize the economy, but for now it may have weakened some U.S. security interests abroad and hampered the nation’s ability to respond financially to an attack at home.
That curious conclusion by security and financial analysts reveals one of the unexpected consequences that could emerge from the government’s bailout and stimulus plans. It also shows how intertwined the economy and national security have become. The top U.S. intelligence official, Dennis Blair, recently said the economy was the nation’s foremost security concern. (AP)