The United States has money to buy missiles and no money to fight the epidemic? American media: masks can resist threats

The U.S. epidemic situation continues to deteriorate, but the new round of epidemic relief plan has not broken the deadlock. Tens of thousands of Americans are losing federal unemployment benefits. Since the “pandemic”, the United States has always been unable to grasp the focus of the epidemic. On the 23rd, the San Jose messenger published an article by former U.S. Defense Secretary Perry and U.S. House of Representatives ro Cana’s article, with the theme of “Rethinking U.S. National Security: masks, not missiles”, criticizing the U.S. government’s priority in weapons deployment during the “pandemic”, and pointed out that at present, masks, rather than masks, can really resist threats It’s a missile. < / P > < p > Americans are facing one of the biggest challenges in the history of their country. Among our relatives, friends and neighbors, more than 160000 people died of the new coronavirus, more than the death toll in any conflict in the United States since the Second World War. However, the U.S. Congress will approve $740 billion as the defense budget for 2021, without rethinking how to maintain national security. We are still spending a lot of money on yesterday’s threat. < / P > < p > who would have thought that the best defense against the greatest threat is not missiles and bombs, but masks and ventilators? However, this is the reality. We have been in this crisis for six months, but we still focus on the back and buy missiles at the cost of epidemic prevention. In fact, as it did 30 years ago, the United States plans to spend more than $1 trillion on modernizing nuclear weapons over the next 30 years, as if the cold war had never ended. However, nuclear weapons will not play a role in addressing contemporary security threats such as pandemics and climate change. Last year, hurricanes and floods cost air bases $5 billion, so naturally we can’t afford the new weapons we need to maintain security. The key is the new “land-based strategic deterrence” system. The Pentagon hopes to build the missile to replace the existing minuteman-3 intercontinental ballistic missile, and the order will cost $85 billion to $150 billion. This spending will not promote our national security. On the contrary, ICBM on the ground is destabilizing and increasing the risk of accidental nuclear war. In response, the president has only a few minutes to decide whether to launch the missile before it is destroyed, greatly increasing the risk of a nuclear war caused by mistakes. Once activated, there is no recall. < p > < p > before assuming the post of U.S. Defense Secretary, Matisse asked in his testimony to the Senate Military Committee in 2016: “is it time to convert the Trinity into the duality and remove the land-based missiles? This will reduce the risk of false positives. ” Americans agree. According to a multi-year study released by the University of Maryland public consultation project, 61% of the respondents supported the phasing out of land-based missiles rather than replacing them. < / P > < p > even if we do retain these destabilizing weapons, we certainly don’t need to spend billions of dollars on a new generation of missiles. According to CBO, the service life of the existing minuteman-3 ICBM can be extended to 2036, which is $37 billion less than the deployment of new missiles. < / P > < p > as some have said, a moratorium on new intercontinental ballistic missiles is not unilateral nuclear disarmament. In fact, the biggest possibility of launching a nuclear war is not the deliberate attack of Russia or China, but the wrong launch caused by false report and hasty decision. The decision was made entirely by the president, and no one offered a second opinion. < / P > < p > the country faces major challenges and difficult choices in its future recovery. We should not use limited resources for new weapons that are not needed, which may reduce security. Instead, we have to re-use these taxes to help families and save the planet, which is the priority and the focus of US defense investment. Now it’s time to put the mask in front of the missile.