US military budget increases, if approved, will push spending for fiscal 2021 to US$740 billion, more than one-third of the global total. Photo: Handout via Reuters US military budget increases, if approved, will push spending for fiscal 2021 to US$740 billion, more than one-third of the global total. Photo: Handout via Reuters
US military budget increases, if approved, will push spending for fiscal 2021 to US$740 billion, more than one-third of the global total. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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US military spending way out of proportion

  • Instead of boosting its defence budget, America would be better served by scaling back and reallocating funds to pressing priorities such as health, education, infrastructure and climate change

US military budget increases, if approved, will push spending for fiscal 2021 to US$740 billion, more than one-third of the global total. Photo: Handout via Reuters US military budget increases, if approved, will push spending for fiscal 2021 to US$740 billion, more than one-third of the global total. Photo: Handout via Reuters
US military budget increases, if approved, will push spending for fiscal 2021 to US$740 billion, more than one-third of the global total. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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