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Foreign Policy in Focus
The Pentagon budget the Obama administration unveiled this week calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia.
The money would move more troops, tanks, and artillery into position near the Russia border. This last Obama budget would also fund another installment in a $1 trillion and 30-year plan to “modernize” our nuclear arsenal with new land-based missiles, bombers, and submarines.
If Congress supports the White House’s request, this budget would have our country spending more, adjusting for inflation, than we did during most of the Cold War. The Republican-controlled Congress wants to add even more.
Sounds like we’re gearing up for a reboot of that war, doesn’t it? Here are six reasons why this is a big mistake.