National Security is so vital to the United States there should not be a limit put on spending. In such vital circumstances we should realize the amount of risk we are taking, an amount that no amount of money can help. This piece is the opinion of the authors and does not reflect MDAA’s view on the New START treaty.
Even though the Chinese may not be planning to attack the Americans yet, doesn’t mean they won’t in the future. The United States needs to be prepared for a potential attack. The Idea of United States increase budget spending is backed by top Republican officials so that they may be able to counter the Chinese ability to attack the United States. With the United States having bases in the Pacific there is agreat threat imposed with China increasing their supply of Short and Medium Range Ballistic Missiles. In order to counter these missiles and develop new ones the House added $485 Million to their budget.
The United States and NATO are very close to implementing an array of missiles over Europe for their protection. This act will also allow the United States to improve relations with Russia. This deal should be sealed during a two day NATO Conference. In addition to advancing Russian and United States Diplomatic Relations, NATO will offer Russia a chance to join the Missile Shield effort. Despite the fact that Russia would not have joint control, the gesture would mark the biggest advance in Russian relations since World War II. This is especially important because at the beginning of these talks Russia threatened that if the European Missile Shield went through then they would station Missiles near Poland.
On November 16th, 2010, the Iranians launched there biggest air strike test in order to protect themselves from nuclear threats. The drills were intended to help the country be able to intercept threats better, and protect itself and its citizens. These tests took place near some of Iran’s key cities, and included test of long-range missiles. According to Iranian officials the Missile Tests were regularly scheduled air tests, and the aim of these are to better enable the countries electronic detectionof threats. The country furthermore has plans to unveil a new line of S-200 Missiles.