China's military continues to grow.
While President Obama plans to cut military spending, China’s military is growing steadily stronger and larger.
The proof is in the pudding: China announced this week that its new defense budget would total $106 billion- an 11.2 percent increase over its previous budget. China now spends more on defense than all other Asian nations combined.
The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Brownfield elaborates on the American cuts:
Under President Obama’s budget, the U.S. military will shrink dramatically, and the President makes defense the lowest budget priority among the major categories of spending in the federal budget. All told, the President would slash military spending by $487 billion over 10 years – and that’s on top of the $500 billion in cuts ushered in by the sequestration process under the Budget Control Act. The effect of all those cuts? A military that is woefully unprepared to execute its constitutional duty to protect America.
The administration, instead of preparing to counter the Chinese threat, is degrading the military’s capabilities to protect against foreign enemies.
“A strong military inspires respect abroad, while a weak one invites aggressions,” Brownfield concludes. “If America is to secure its independence, it must maintain a military capable of keeping that promise.”
Do you think that China’s growing military strength possess a threat to the United States?