It seems like with every passing day, we're getting closer and closer to the brink of global war. Just this week, there was an Israeli attack on an Iranian factory, which once again increased the tensions in the region. We are standing at a crossroads for America: do we continue funding a war in Ukraine, or do we start to invest in our own military capabilities?
Despite spending billions on our military, it's important to remember that military technology can become obsolete in a matter of months because we're competing with other global superpowers. China, Russia, and Iran are beefing up their militaries, but we're still sending tanks, mines, weapons, equipment, and money to Ukraine. The bottom line is that we can't continue to fund Ukraine's military while bolstering our own.
Not only are we diminishing our own military capabilities, but we're also not keeping a close eye on how our funding is being spent by the Ukrainian government. You may have seen that several high-ranking officials in the Ukrainian government stepped down as the news broke that they misshandled US economic aid to line their own pockets.
We have to ask ourselves whether we want to continue funding a foreign war where we can't even keep an eye on how our funding is being spent. If you'd like to read more about the issue of keeping track of our money, read this article from The Federalist:
Earlier this week, The New York Times reported on the Ukrainian government’s recent shake-up to fight corruption. “The dismissals appeared to reflect Mr. Zelensky’s goal of reassuring Ukraine’s allies — which are sending billions of dollars in military aid — that his government would show zero tolerance for graft as it prepares for a possible new offensive by Moscow,” according to the Times. Why did it take Volodymyr Zelensky 11 months to address the corruption issue? There have been signs of the problem for many months now.
I hope you're as concerned about where our money goes and whether or not we're capable of fighting an unprecedented war on several fronts. We can't afford to stretch ourselves too thin during a global crisis, and we need more leaders in Washington who understand this fact.