Pentagon wants $582bn in 2017 budget


President Obama will request $582.7 billion in funding for the Pentagon as part of the fiscal year 2017 budget, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said. It will be partly used to keep a competitive edge over Russia and China, and to quadruple spending in Europe.

Carter said part of the $582.7 billion will include $71.4 for research and development funding, adding that much of the money will focus on maintaining an edge over the competition. The defense secretary called Russia and China “our most stressing competitors.”

The budget will also include $7.5 billion to fight Islamic State, $8.1 billion for submarines, and $1.8 billion on munitions, according to Carter.

Carter said the budget was guided by five factors: the rise of power from Russia and China; the threat of North Korea to the US and its Pacific allies; Iran’s “malign influence” against allies in the Gulf; and the ongoing fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

“We don’t have the luxury of just one opponent, or the choice between current fights and future fights – we have to do both,”Carter said. “And that’s what our budget is designed to do.”

He added that in the past, the Defense Department “tended to focus and plan and prepare for whatever big war people thought was coming over the horizon,” but that such tactics “won’t work for the world we live in today.” 


that the total gdp of the lowest 44 african countries..

good money in war..and its even better if its somebody elses money..thank god for IS..


~ by seeker401 on February 6, 2016.

2 Responses to “Pentagon wants $582bn in 2017 budget”

  1. Last year, Carter visited Israel and told soldiers that “protecting America means protecting Israel, and that’s why we’re here in the first place.” He also reaffirmed that the “U.S.-Israeli defense relationship has never been stronger” and agreed to “continuing close consultations on shared security interests,” according to a Defense Department release reported by Tower Magazine.

    “Protecting America, MEANS PROTECTING ISRAEL”!

    I’ve always thought that if one cannot afford to take care of a ‘home’ and all of the expenses that come with it, that person is better off to just rent. It seems to me, Israel who ALWAYS depends on OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY, and OTHER PEOPLE’S BLOOD, cannot afford to keep up their own home, maybe they should give up their big goals of owning the world, and just assimilate into their global community of slaves they are trying to build.

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