Newsweek: Russian Defense Chief Says U.S. Could Reduce Military Spending budget If It Stopped Attacking Other Nations

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has recommended that the “big” U.S. military price range could be reduce if American foreign policy was much less aggressive.

In an interview with Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets published on Sunday, Shoigu mentioned Russian armed forces have been additional concerned with defense of the nation rather than force projection, and would prioritize weapons to level the playing field with the U.S. military.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has overseen a considerable improve in the nation’s military price range, in search of to modernize the armed forces and turn out to be a planet leader in military technologies. The nation now has the sixth highest military expenditure in the planet at some $61.four billion in 2018, although it nonetheless lags far behind the U.S.’s $649 billion. The beneath chart, from Statista, shows the relative military spending of numerous nations.

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WNU Editor:  I appear forward to the day when the U.S. does have that debate on why are they are spending so a lot on defense, but that is not going to take place anytime quickly.