“Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes”
REUTERS – “…President Donald Trump [at CPAC] said he would make a massive budget request for one of the ‘greatest military buildups in American history’ on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists.”
I’m a pro-military Liberal. I believe in peace through strength; that wars never fought are cheaper than spending on unassailable military strength.
But this isn’t the US military of the 1910s or 1930s. We have the pre-eminent military in the world, spending as much as the next 10 nations combined. At this point in time, to ‘make our military great again’ all we need is more troops in the rotation and/or fewer wars to rotate them through, normal munitions and hardware replacement, some small expansion of the Navy to replace aging ships, and normal technological changes/replacement in air-power, etc.
Given the above, there can only be one reason for one of “the greatest military buildups in American history”: War. An already powerful nation embarks on a historic military build-up when it’s preparing for war.
This should be a Red Flag for Americans and the world. Under Trump, Trump-Bannon’s America is planning for a major war, most likely with China.
This regime must be stopped before they bring disaster not only to this nation, but to the world.