A National Security Budget for America in Retreat

The Biden Administration’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget is a 180-page document that mentions the word “threat” 44 times and yet never uses “threat” or the words “enemy” or “adversary” with explicit reference to Russia and Communist China. This is not a blueprint that protects the American people or makes enemies think twice about threatening our allies in Taiwan, Japan, Israel, or the Baltics. 
The Budget follows the Annual Threat Assessment of the Director of National Intelligence that identifies climate change as an equal or greater danger to the American people than the Chinese Communist Party or the theocratic fanatics in Tehran. In a Tweet posted by the Secretary of the Army on March 2 while visiting Fort Bragg, home of the 82nd Airborne Division and Army Special Operations Command, one would have expected her to assess the readiness of the Army’s premier conventional division and special forces. No. Instead, she tweeted to the world that “A priority for me and our Army is #resiliency in the face of climate change. At #FortBragg, we have the largest floating solar array in the Southeast United States. This is just one of many examples of how our Army #LeadsFromTheFront in …

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