Washington asks $715 billion for defense in 2021

The American administration intends to ask the US Congress for military spending in the 2022 fiscal year, $ 715 billion, according to the White House budget proposals, which were sent on Friday to the leadership of the Congress.

Washington asks $715 billion for defense in 2021

As noted in these documents, the requested defense allocation of the indicated amount “prioritizes countering the threat from China as the main challenge” of the Pentagon.

“The US Department of Defense will also seek to contain Russia’s destabilizing behavior”, – the proposals say.

For fiscal 2021, the previous US government, led by President Donald Trump, requested $740.5 billion from Congress in defense spending.

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