And all today’s main media are focusing on the fact that China is raising its military expense by 7%, and of course without publishing this comparison … Even after that 7% increase, it’s not even a quarter of the US military budget. Let’s hope that soon China and Russia will reach the same level as the US to make any imperialism impossible and to force everybody to disarm and destroy nuclear bombs to avoid the destruction of Humanity. Sadly, it’s the only way as only fear of self-destruction can force mega imperialist powers like the US to disarm. The US government is publicly saying that it wishes to remain the dominant superpower and will again increase its military expenses. Thankfully, with the terrible state of their bankrupt economy, they will never be able to match the rise of the military power of the Russia / China block who are de facto allies against US imperialism.
Despite a proposed slashing of U.S. Army personnel to pre-World War II levels, American military might is beyond question.
This chart from April 2013, which is making the rounds again, shows that America’s 2012 defense budget surpassed that of the next 10 countries combined.
Another example of American military dominance is all of the world’s aircraft carriers: The U.S. has 19 aircraft carriers (including 10 massive ones), compared to 12 operated by other countries.