Blind Obsession---Why Mad Dog Mattis Is Off The Deep End On Iran

.....his focus on the Iranian regime qualifies as his blind spot, a veritable Iran obsession.....Iran spends about as much on defense annually as the U.S. does on a single aircraft carrier. A simple comparison is instructive: Iran’s GDP was about $427 billion, and it spent some $11.5 billion on defense in 2016. U.S. allies, like Saudi Arabia (GDP: $678 billion; defense spending: $66.7 billion) and Israel (GDP: $348 billion; defense spending: $19.6 billion) can more than hold their own. And remember, standing behind them is the real behemoth, the U.S., which plans to spend $716 billion on defense in 2019—that’s $300 billion more than Iran’s entire GDP. The numbers speak for themselves. Conclusion: some perspective is in order.

 

 

https://breakingdefense.com/2018/03/why-the-u-s-military-should-stay-out-of-iran/

 

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