0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
520 $
MAY 2021

Biden’s FY22 $1.5T Budget Request, Including Half Of It For Defense

Support SouthFront

Biden's FY22 $1.5T Budget Request, Including Half Of It For Defense

Click to see full-size image

U.S. President Joe Biden’s fiscal 2022 budget request asks for $753 billion in national security funding, an increase of 1.6% that includes $715 billion for the Defense Department.

The request, rolled out Friday, amounts to a slight decrease for the Pentagon when adjusted for inflation. It is also a little bit less than the Trump Administration’s projected $722 billion request for FY22.

“A chunk of this budget request, on the defense side in particular, is to pay for the pay raise for men and women in uniform, and then the civilians that support them; I think that’s something we could find support for on both sides of the aisle” an administration official told reporters on April 9th. “The focus will be on investments on nondefense, but also ensuring the Defense Department he can continue its strategic goals as we outcompete China, and as we ensure that the men and women in uniform have everything that they need.”

For the defense industry, budget documents teased an emphasis on shipbuilding, which dovetails with the Pentagon’s focus on China and Indo-Pacific.

This comes after Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said he would advocate for “heavy investment” in sea-, air- and space-centric platforms, with “bloodletting” in other areas of the budget.

The budget’s main points are as follows:

  1. China is the top adversary and needs to be contained. The budget points to China as the “top challenge,” and calls out the need to “leverage” the Pacific Deterrence Initiative. It is likely that all of what U.S. Indo-Pacific Command head Adm. Phil Davidson has requested will be included in the budget request.
  2. R&D focus. Throughout the document, there is a focus on research and development for new technologies across the government. The budget request “prioritizes defense research, development, test, and evaluation funding to invest in breakthrough technologies that would drive innovation and underpin the development of next-generation defense capabilities.”
  3. Budget cuts are needed in order to make more money for R&D. The budget request supports the “DOD’s plan to divest legacy systems and programs to redirect resources from low- to high-priority programs, platforms, and systems. Some legacy force structure is too costly to maintain and operate, and no longer provides the capabilities needed to address national security challenges. The discretionary request enables DOD to reinvest savings associated with divestitures and other efficiencies to higher priority investments.”
  4. Shipbuilding as a priority. There’s very little specifics. the budget document proposes “executable and responsible investments” in the fleet, including “the recapitalization of the Nation’s strategic ballistic missile submarine fleet, and invests in remotely operated and autonomous systems and the next generation attack submarine program.”

Speaking to reporters, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said “certainly shipbuilding is something the secretary is going to be focused on, with a mind towards making sure we have the right mix of capabilities now and into the future.”

  1. Nuclear spending is continuing. An early sign of what the Biden administration has decided to do: “While the Administration is reviewing the U.S. nuclear posture, the discretionary request supports ongoing nuclear modernization programs while ensuring that these efforts are sustainable.”
  2. Long-range weapons are needed. “The safety and security of the Nation requires a strong, sustainable, and responsive mix of long-range strike capabilities,” according to the document, echoing a major focus from the Pentagon as it moves toward its new joint war-fighting plan. The budget invests in “the development and testing of hypersonic strike capabilities while enhancing existing long-range strike capabilities to bolster deterrence and improve survivability and response timelines.”
  3. Biological threats. In the post-pandemic world, the DoD may play a major part in gearing the U.S. up for another biological threat. Biden’s budget will fund “programs that support biological threat reduction in cooperation with global partners, emerging infectious disease surveillance, biosafety and biosecurity, and medical countermeasure research and development.”

MORE ON THE TOPIC:

Support SouthFront

SouthFront

36 comments

  1. BMWA1 says:

    This is not a healthy sign of a robust civilization, if it can be called that. The mil plus intel is about 15 times the Ru total! And R+D less effective.

    1. Ivan Freely says:

      Last I checked, the next gen sub, Columbia-class had enormous cost overruns. It’s sitting at $128 billion USD and counting with a 12 on order. I’m not even sure if the USN would get them by 2027.

    2. jade villaceran says:

      i think rnd are for hypersonic missiles, they still cant make one working

  2. Just Me says:

    The US morons are getting dumber and dumber as they spread wars and terrorism globally while their sh1thole implodes with poverty, racism and gun violence. They are getting into a suicidal arms spree against China, the world’s largest and most industrious economy with a FOREX reserve of close to $4 trillion dollars. 150 million dumbass Americans are on abject poverty while the Jews pipe dream of global domination. Talk about delusions of Hollywood grandeur.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cac232cad0d0458e47e8207ae5555826ee842cd6a28dd76ce4047db91fba6f5b.jpg

    1. Supreme Blyat says:

      That’s a hottie

    2. Kathryn Frank says:

      Get $193 per h from Google!…~a1625~ Yes this can be best since I simply got my initial payroll check of $24413 and this was just of one week…I am aslo purchased my Mclaren P1 right after this payment…~a1625~ it is really best job I have even had and you will not for~give yourself if you not check it >>>> https://ulvis.net/PzZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      .

    3. cechas vodobenikov says:

      no industry in USA—everything in US made in Asia, Europe, Latin amerika

    4. Ahson says:

      There is truth in your comment. A country that spends half its budget on defense is very fucked up! No doubt……

  3. johnny rotten says:

    The US is blocked in an infernal loop, the only industry of a certain importance is that of weapons, locally if a county does not come to terms with the MIC and supports it loses the presence of industries and bases, so there is A state-level competition to attract its investments and activities in their own territory, the prophecy of Eisenhower has come true.

  4. Lone Ranger says:

    So no change in regard of the military industrial complex.
    Huh…

    1. Supreme Blyat says:

      What weapons do you think would be more effective to produce?

      1. Lone Ranger says:

        Im not talking about new weapons.
        Foreign policy, long term strategy, control over the MIC…

        1. Supreme Blyat says:

          Take it as an investment in research and technology ;)

          1. Lone Ranger says:

            Last 30 years proved they are going backwards, tech wise too.

          2. Supreme Blyat says:

            You worry too much for other peoples money.

          3. Lone Ranger says:

            I don’t t worry about their money but about their wrongdoings.

          4. Supreme Blyat says:

            They will wrongdoing anyway, stop worrying :)

          5. cechas vodobenikov says:

            blyat not worry—LSD high quality

  5. Jihadi Colin says:

    Any country that spends half its budget on “defence” is spending nothing on defence, it is spending on war.

    1. Supreme Blyat says:

      Half of its budget? Which country is that?

      1. Jihadi Colin says:

        Check the headline

        1. Supreme Blyat says:

          That’s not their total budget, it’s the request of budget increase.

          1. Jihadi Colin says:

            And 50% of that is for “defence” when they are not fighting a single official war. That is not a defence budget, that is a war budget.

          2. cechas vodobenikov says:

            total acknowledged budget—753 bullion$ for 2020

          3. Supreme Blyat says:

            That’s only for the army. Total budget is trillions.

      2. cechas vodobenikov says:

        gypsy village not teach math
        more than half US discretionary budget is for US military
        this does not include the estimated 300+ billion$ for 17 unintelligence agencies, employment of multiple private militias , the CIA funded NGO’s

        1. Supreme Blyat says:

          Total budget of USA is few trillions. They spend less than 3.5% on military.

    2. Fog of War says:

      Now you’re catching on.

  6. Bob says:

    Biden showed he is a politician for sale in Ukraine – when for no discernible reason his son Biden was suddenly put on board of Ukraine’s Burisma Gas – but the whole episode was really about pay-for-protection. The then US Vice President Biden made sure the briefly exiled Burisma oligarch, Kolomoisky, who had fallen out with then oligarch President Poroshenko, and was forced to flee Ukraine, was not arrested by Interpol during his time in exile. There were outstanding warrants over international money fraud and embezzlement charges, relating to the theft of millions of dollars of IMF bail out funds that Kolomoisky had stolen via his PrivatBank commercial bank. Biden kept Kolomoisky safe – for a price – and Hunter Biden was effectively the Biden family bag-man for this whole protection enterprise, his ‘salary’ at Burisma was hundreds of thousands of dollars a month – in pay-for-protection.

      1. Bob says:

        ‘google.nu/url’ – well that URL looks dodgy as hell, nice phishing try, but no bite

        other SF forum users please note – if you get this reply do not click on this hyperlink

      2. cechas vodobenikov says:

        21 comments paid for by CIA…..snow black due to amerikan feces

  7. cechas vodobenikov says:

    us govt owned by corporations—budget created to enrich oligarchy
    amerikans believe freedom is 30 year mortgage and choice between coke and Pepsi
    “if amerikans understood the US money and banking system there would be a revolution”. Henry Ford
    created by calvinists—the only sect that permitted usery, by 1820 US had more banks than any other nation (many that printed their own money)

    1. Ahson says:

      If they let it go bro, then the empire is gone no?……it will die with a whimper overnight, much like the USSR did.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *