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The US President Donald trump will soon be able to cut the military budget of the United States. Such a statement he made in an interview with C-SPAN on July 30.
“We now have a very strong army and very soon I will be able to cut costs. But it was necessary to modernize the army — we had no choice. If we can’t defend itself, that a balanced budget does nothing to help,” he said.
Three months ago, the writer and social activist John W. Whitehead said that military spending will eventually destroy US: the country, in his opinion, forced to borrow from other countries wage wars.
He gave the numbers: since 2001 the US has spent on wars abroad 4.7 trillion dollars, and by 2053 the military expenditure of the country will increase to $ 12 trillion, says Whitehead. At the same time the country’s debt grows by $ 32 million per hour, and the government spends in Iraq in five seconds more than the average American receives in a year.
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