US increasing military spending to maintain global hegemony: Scholar

The United States is spending a prodigious amount on its military in order to maintain global hegemony, as the US economy is totally dependent on military spending, according to Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Etler, a professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on a report which says US President Donald Trump is planning to accelerate American weapons sales abroad.

President Trump will issue an executive order or presidential memorandum in this autumn, asking the State Department and Pentagon to more actively advocate on behalf of US arms manufacturers, POLITICO reported on Friday.

“The US military budget is projected to increase at least 5 percent per year over the next 8 years which would amount to $970 billion by 2025. In reality that could be much higher given…

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