In 2021, the government of the United States had the highest overall expenditures for the military.
According to a program that aired on Press TV, the United States spent $801 billion on so-called "defense" in that year, which represented nearly 30 percent of the total amount spent on military operations all over the world (approximately $2.1 trillion US dollars).
According to reports from BLP, the United States recently sold Taiwan arms worth $1.1 billion, with the intention of ratcheting up tensions with China. In addition, the United States has kept up its policy of providing Ukraine with military assistance to the tune of billions of dollars in an effort to starve Russia. Because of its enormous military-industrial system and its interventionist approach to foreign affairs, the United States federal government is currently the greatest supplier of weaponry in the entire globe.
Given the frequency with which the United States sells weapons, it seemed inevitable that some of these weapons will find their way into the hands of oppressive regimes and terrorist organizations intent on doing harm.
For example, the United States supplied weapons to a coalition led by Saudi Arabia during the Yemeni civil war in an effort to prop up a repressive government in Yemen. Because it has resulted in considerable civilian casualties, the use of weapons manufactured in the United States by the Saudis and their allies has gained major attention.
It has been reported that the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has begun a new initiative to expedite the sale of US munitions to friends and strategic partners, including the sale of drones, weapons, helicopters, tanks, and other types of armaments. This is being done in order to advance the geopolitical goal of the DC Swamp.
In August, senior Pentagon officials came together to form a task group that was given the codename "Tiger Team." Their mission was to identify ways to streamline the process of selling costly weapons to crucial partners and friends overseas. They want to get rid of ineffective processes so that friends can get their hands on weapons more rapidly.
The current administration in the United States has already begun to increase the amount of military support it provides to other countries, such as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, in an effort to form an effective coalition against China.
Press TV asserts that Japan is mulling over the possibility of deploying one thousand cruise missiles with a long range in order to bolster its capabilities to launch retaliatory attacks against China.
In a manner comparable to this, South Korea has requested that the United States enhance the amount of military and armament aid it provides. Both Japan and South Korea made their very first appearances at a NATO Summit just a short while ago.
It is necessary for the United States to have the most powerful military in the world, but this should only be done for the purpose of defending its borders and maintaining its regular area of influence in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Anything short of that is practically the same as supporting the interests of foreign states that are perfectly capable of protecting themselves or settling their geopolitical difficulties through diplomatic means.
Is it finally possible for our governing elite to embrace a foreign policy that puts the interests of the United States of America first, rather than the interests of other countries?
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on American Examiner News.