A Congressional report is warning that a war with Russia and China is on the horizon and the U.S. should be prepared.
The report comes from the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States. It is a summary of “existential threats” and it says that the U.S. needs more nuclear weapons because Russia and China have nuclear weapons.
“The evidence demonstrates that the US-led international order and the values it upholds are at risk from the Chinese and Russian authoritarian regimes,” the report says. “The risk of military conflict with those major powers has grown and carries the potential for nuclear war. Therefore, the Commission reached the unanimous, non-partisan conclusion that today’s strategic outlook requires an urgent national focus and a series of concerted actions not currently planned.”
Can the U.S. afford that with a looming debt ceiling? If Treasure Secretary Janet Yellen is to believed, then sure! She said on Monday that “America can certainly afford to stand with Israel and to support Israel’s military needs” because “the American economy is doing extremely well.”