Biden’s defense budget anticipates threat from China, Russia
The largest U.S. defense budget in decades has been proposed by U.S. President Joe Biden. Rising tensions with Russia and China are seen as the reason to seek a large defense spending increase. Fulton Schools faculty member Brad Allenby (pictured), an ASU President’s Professor of civil, environmental and sustainable engineering and founding chair of the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations and National Security, says it’s clear why the president is urging more investment in military preparedness. Allenby points to China’s plan to equip its navy with significantly more ships than the U.S. Navy has in its fleet as an indication of the risky political situation the U.S. may face in the future.