Democrats Want to Slash Missile Program

Democrats are looking to slash the United States nuclear missile program.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Rep. John Garamendi (D., Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, said the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, a program pushed by both the Obama and Trump administrations to replace nuclear weapons technology in place since the Vietnam War, requires a funding pause to aid other budget priorities.

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“It’s a matter of how we’re going to spend a very precious resource called money,” Garamendi told Insider. “The issue of the [Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent] is under consideration—that is, a pause on the [Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent]—so we’ll see.”

Garamendi’s comments challenge a consensus among top military officials that America’s nuclear missile technology requires serious modernization. The missile system used by the military has been in service since 1970, prompting calls for the development of its replacement, Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent. U.S. Strategic Command chief Charles Richard said in January that the current missile system must be replaced with modern technology.

Democrats, however, have targeted the nuclear weapon modernization program for budget cuts. Sens. Ed Markey (Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) have spoken repeatedly about their interest in pausing the project in favor of other funding priorities, such as coronavirus research.

The calls come as China aggressively stockpiles its own nukes.

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Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….The DEMOCRATS Can JUMP into a LAKE with CROCODILES. THEY are OUT of Their MINDS. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 year ago

Interesting how Democrats want to talk about “priorities” when discussing Defense Funding, an actual responsibility of the Federal government, but want to talk about “needs” when referring actually to “wants” that are vote buying through funding programs and projects that are the responsibility of states and local governments, and should not involve the Federal government, and perhaps not any level of government.

Lawrence Hurd
Lawrence Hurd
1 year ago

As China and Russia now have hyper sonic missile that can not be shot down these a$$ wipes will be the death of millions but isn’t that there plan 2030 because Trump put them behind in their schedule that is why you are seeing what you are seeing they must do this crap very slowly but for what ever reason they are HELL bent on completing it on time So the question is why

Lonzo Lassiter
Lonzo Lassiter
1 year ago

So we have a Demoncrat that realizes money is a “precious resource” when it is needed to update our defense infrastructure, but they piss it away like it is trash on their ridiculous “human infrastructure” bullshit ideas. What a waste of human body on people like him, they should all eat shit and die!

Jay Jones
Jay Jones
1 year ago

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES!!! THESE IDIOTS NEED TO LEAVE OUR COUNTRY LIKE YESTERDAY!!!

nemo
nemo
1 year ago

This just tells you that the media does not reveal true factual information… Secondly, not up dating our military & missal program will make us vulnerable to adversaries, which is not good.

Recce1
Recce1
1 year ago
Reply to  nemo

The MSM Pravda seems to be very effective at deceiving Americans. So if you believe we’re using the same IBM as existed in 1970, you’re quite gullible.

The left is using “Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent” as a euphamism to get rid of all or our ground based long range heavy strategic missiles and the few strategic long range heavy bombers we have left, and rely on our submarine SLBM based system only.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

The dumbocraps and their insanity, is beyond reproach.

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