Who Stands to Gain the Most from an Excess Pentagon Budget? The industry of weapons.

Date:

Who Stands to Gain the Most from an Excess Pentagon Budget

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Sunday, January 22, 2023
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • President Biden signed a deal late last month allowing the Pentagon to spend $858 billion in 2023 and the Department of Energy to develop nuclear weapons.

  • In light of this, it’s funny that the Pentagon’s budget, which was made by this administration and then boosted by Congress, has nothing to do with the department’s policies.

  • More than 1,700 Pentagon personnel left the government to work for the arms business between 2014 and 2019, according to a 2021 report by the Government Accountability Office.

  • Unfortunately, time is running out because the Pentagon’s central budget is expected to reach a new high of $1 trillion.

  • In the end, a better defense strategy for the United States will require progress on two fronts.

President Biden signed a deal late last month allowing the Pentagon to spend $858 billion in 2023 and the Department of Energy to develop nuclear weapons. That amount is significantly higher than what Washington pledged for military reasons during the height of the Korean or Vietnam Wars or even the Cold War’s most intense years. The Pentagon budget for 2022 was increased by $80 billion, which is higher than any other nation’s military spending outside China. Add up all the costs that can be justified in the name of national security, such as homeland security, care for veterans, and other fees. The total will be more than $1.4 trillion. Not to mention the more than $50 billion in military assistance that Washington has already sent to frontline NATO nations and Ukraine in reaction to Russia’s invasion of that nation.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Global Precipitation Hits Near Record-High in January Amid Climate Urgency

News by AUN News correspondentMonday, February 19, 2024AUN News –...

The Global Struggle for Child Benefits: Bridging the Gap in Social Protection for Children

News by AUN News correspondentSaturday, February 17, 2024AUN News –...

Japan’s Energy Policy Shift: Navigating Nuclear Realities

News by AUN News correspondentFriday, February 16, 2024AUN News –...

Disrupted Diplomacy: Russia Rejects Talks on a Peace Treaty with Japan

News by AUN News correspondentSunday, February 11, 2024AUN News –...