Guess who wil be the first to whine when somebody does drop a bomb or three on them.
Problem is that you can only see a short way into the future, but it takes a lot longer than that top build up a counter capability.
Crap, just cut them all that will save a bunch of money.
OLd Wizard of Id cartoon.
King--To save our budget, I have cut the spending on the army to the bone.
Crowd--but what about the rest of the problems.
King--the barbarian invaders will take care of that.