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Response to KewlKat (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 08:34 AM

12. Psst, generals.

"The U.S. outpaces all other nations in military expenditures. World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. The U.S. accounted for 37 percent of the total.

U.S. military expenditures are roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets around the world, combined.



U.S. military spending dwarfs the budget of the #2 country – China. For every dollar China spends on its military, the U.S. spends $2.77."

https://www.nationalpriorities.org/campaigns/us-military-spending-vs-world/

Backing the guy who plays footsie with Putin and wants to dismantle NATO (and the VA) probably isn't the best move, in terms of strategic military thought.

I wonder if General Schachnow has met Drump's Holocaust-denying foreign policy advisor Joe Schmitz:
http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/348059/trump-adviser-denies-firing-jews-from-top-jobs-and-denying-holocaust/

The general either doesn't know what he's talking about, at all, or he knows and is a bad person. He deserves respect and consideration for his decades long service to the US in the military, and for being someone who lived through Hitler's genocide. But he deserves zero respect for backing someone who has a ton of nazi ties, and who wants to destroy the US's alliances and rattle the saber against our southern neighbor.

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