“We must do something.
This is something.
Therefore, we must do this.”
This logical fallacy, derisively labelled as the politician’s syllogism, accurately explains recent developments to contain defence expenditure in the wake of COVID-19. Balancing between development and defence priorities is a tough act even in the best of times. But the unprecedented economic aftermath of COVID-19 has meant that a range of solutions — symbolic, radical, and ill-advised — are all now on the table.
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