June 5, 2017 vfpvc

 Veterans For Peace Rejects President Trump’s Military Build-Up

The President plans to increase Pentagon spending by $54 billion, claiming that the U.S. military is broken and
depleted. Mr. Trump recently spoke to service members aboard the new $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier reiterating his call for more spending. Ironically the carrier is a real-life example of why more spending is not needed. U.S. military capabilities far outstrip all other nations. The carrier is an addition to a navy that  was
already unmatched by all others. With ten carriers, the U.S. has more than all other nations combined and the
carriers are larger, providing more deck space per carrier than other nations. The U.S. Navy has thousands of aircraft, making it the second largest air force in the world behind the U.S. Air Force. The U.S. already spends almost three times what any other country spends on defense and more than the next nine countries combined.
READ ARTICLE: https://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-peace-rejects-president-trumps-military-build/


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