Pentagon budget will increase by 7% but not necessarily make the military stronger, analyst says
The massive increase in US military spending proposed this week for fiscal year 2017 will threaten a new Cold War - or even full-scale conflicts - between the United States and Russia or China, analysts told Sputnik.
Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the cuts to past projections for military spending were “tough” and “real,” and said they “obviously will cause some pain.” The cuts, as Center for American Progress analysts Lawrenc...
The bill disarmed budget caps that had kept spending largely in check since 2011, allowing massive increases in military spending.
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