Mitt Romney charges that the military spending cuts proposed by the Obama administration will force the nation to “retreat from our superiority” in an increasingly dangerous world.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, the Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor declares: “I happen to believe that the nations around the world are much stronger and are investing a lot more in their military than we give them credit for, and I believe the threats in the world are far more dangerous than we really consider.”
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He points to trouble spots including North Korea, Syria, China, nuclear-armed Pakistan, Hezbollah infiltrating certain parts of Latin America, and “the Arab Spring turning into the Arab Winter under this president.
“There’s a lot in the world that is dangerous, and the idea that at a time like this we would decide to cut our military?” Romney ponders.
“Our Air Force is older and smaller than when it was founded in 1947. This is not a time to retreat from our military readiness and our superiority, and I will maintain the superiority which in my view is one of the best allies peace has ever known.”
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