U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday announced a big boost in military spending to counter Russia and raise the U.S. presence in eastern Europe, while also stepping up the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group. After Obama stripped The Pentagon to the bone, which increased terror and Russian aggression, he realizes his folly. Incompetency is the DNA signature of the Obama administration.
The total budget for fiscal year 2017 will be $583 billion, Carter said, far surpassing that of any other country and exceeding the combined defense spending of the next eight biggest militaries in the world.
“We’re reinforcing our posture in Europe to support our NATO allies in the face of Russia’s aggression,” Carter said.
AFP contributed to this article.