The United States is making false claims about the presumed military threat from Russia and China to justify channeling more money into the military, an American political analyst says.
Brian Becker, a Washington-based analyst with the A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition, made the remarks while discussing US Defense Secretary James Mattis’ new warning that the US military’s advantage over Russia and China is eroding.
The assessment is part of an unclassified summary of the Pentagon’s new National Defense Strategy Mattis unveiled on Friday.
His remarks come as President Donald Trump and his administration are concerned that the US military force is being affected by years of budget shortfalls and atrophy, and that it has to fully reboot in order to restore it to an ideal strength.
The Pentagon’s assessment about the military threat from Russia and China “seems on its face to be absolute madness,” Becker told Press TV Monday, saying Washington…