At a time when Republicans and Democrats are fighting over everything, the parties seem to agree on one thing: We need to spend more on national defense.
Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has changed the global strategic environment. Russia and China are forming a new power axis. Coupled with Putin’s open talk of using nuclear weapons, it makes sense to beef up and update American military infrastructure. The US is the defender of global peace and must be able to reach targets anywhere, anytime. Global airpower is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. It makes sense for the United States to lead and be self-sufficient as it develops new systems. It would be unwise to rely on foreign-produced aircraft and weapons for our defense.
With defense spending top of Washington’s mind, both parties are pushing for higher levels – they just haven’t agreed on how much to spend. The Hill reported on April 3, 2022, “Lawmakers o …
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