According to a Press TV report, the US spent $801 billion on so-called “defense” in that year, accounting for 30% of all military spending worldwide (approximately $2.1 trillion US dollars).
In an effort to escalate tensions with China, the US just sold Taiwan $1.1 billion worth of armaments, as BLP has reported. In addition, the US has continued to lavish billions of dollars in military aid on Ukraine in an effort to starve Russia. The US government is the largest arms dealer in the world as a result of its massive military-industrial system and activist international policy.
Given how frequently the US sells weapons, it seems inevitable that these weapons will end up in the hands of repressive regimes and evil terrorist groups.
For instance, during the Yemeni Civil War, the US armed the Saudi-led coalition in an effort to support a despotic Yemeni government. The use of US weapons by the Saudis and their allies has garnered prominence since it has led to significant civilian losses.
In order to further the geopolitical goal of the DC Swamp, the Pentagon has reportedly launched a new push to speed up the sales of US munitions, including drones, weapons, helicopters, tanks, and other armaments, to friends and strategic partners.
A task force of top Pentagon officials known as the Tiger Team was established in August to find methods to simplify the sales of expensive weapons to foreign allies and key partners. They want to eliminate inefficiencies so that allies can quickly obtain weaponry.
To create a balanced coalition against China, the US administration has already ramped up military assistance and arms sales to nations like Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
According to Press TV, Japan is considering deploying 1,000 long-range cruise missiles to strengthen its ability to counterattack China.
Similar to this, South Korea has asked for an increase in American military and weaponry assistance. Japan and South Korea recently attended the NATO Summit for the very first time.
The United States should, in fact, have the most powerful military in the world, but solely to protect its borders and its normal sphere of influence in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. Anything other than that is essentially supporting the interests of foreign nations that are well capable of protecting themselves or resolving their geopolitical issues through diplomacy.
Can our ruling elite finally adopt a foreign policy that puts America first and does not put the interests of other countries first for once?