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Us Military Budget On Our Shoulders

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Our country no longer needs to be afraid of other countries. The cold war is over and the United States can stop putting most of the citizen's tax dollars into the military. Our government spends 965 billion dollars on the military which as an astronomic amount. Every year military technology is outdated and we spend billions to update it. Since we stopped fighting over land years ago, we began building up our weapons to be the world's most powerful country. There is no need to be the most military dominant because we are years ahead of every other country anyway.To begin with, the U.S. has 5,400 warheads loaded on intercontinental ballistic missiles at land and sea, 1,750 nuclear bombs and cruise missiles ready to be launched from B-2 and B-52 bombers and 1,670 tactical nuclear weapons. That is just ready to be fired, but we have 10,000 nuclear warheads held in bunkers around the United States. This amount is enough to eliminate all life on planet earth many times over. What is the country trying to protect its citizens from? It is enough to have a small navy, army, and air force to be safe from attacks by foreign governments or terrorists. Consider the amount of money we spend on the military when we can be spending it on cancer research, scientific advancements, and reducing our debt which has now reached 11.8 trillion dollars. From 965 billion the government should reduce the military spending to at least 500 billion. The government spends 129 billion on military personal and should continue doing so, but can reduce a lot of money and...

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