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To fight China and Russia, the Biden administration wants a higher defence spending.

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The defense budget proposed by the Biden administration contains $813 billion in spending for national defense, an increase of $31 billion or 4%. In the following year, the Biden administration’s budget provides $773 billion in financing for the Pentagon. “If you look at their capacity and economy as a whole, China remains our most difficult strategic danger.” A European Deterrence Initiative to deter Russian aggression and assistance for Ukraine is funded with $6.9 billion in the military budget. The Pentagon claims that Russia is implementing a “political, economic, and military strategy aimed at fracturing NATO.” Thousands of US troops have been temporarily sent to eastern Europe to buttress NATO’s eastern flank.

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