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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Further Proof and Reason Why the US Needs to Cut Its Defense Budget

Our biggest military threat?


This, from the New York Times, late last evening:

China Pledges to Cut 300000 Troops From Its 

Massive Army

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged a reduction of 300,000 troops from China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army, amid rising personnel costs and growing technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of troops.

The announcement Thursday at the start of a massive parade commemorating Japan's World War II defeat 70 years ago brings the military's headcount down to about 2 million.

Once known for its human wave tactics in conflicts such as the Korean War, the PLA is increasingly focused on high-tech weaponry and more focused missions.

This, following the now-famous blast a few weeks ago:

Not to be done there, followed by this, 3 days ago:

And then there's all their other environmental problems, effecting their economy, their collective health and so many other issues:

China's Environmental Crisis

So tell me again why the US spends so grossly, wildly, even obscenely and certainly immorally on our defense budget and military?

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