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Andrew Yang on Homeland Security

 

 


Military spending on modern threats, not decades-old ones

Source: 2020 presidential campaign website Yang2020.com , Mar 29, 2019

Invest in equipment for technical superiority

We need to build a military designed for the challenges of 2020, which are going to be determined as much by technical superiority and resilient systems as they are manpower and artillery. We have massive needs here at home that our men and women of the military can help us meet that will also help them develop valuable skills. Whatever we do, we should be investing resources to adequately equip and care for our men and women in service and afterwards.
Source: 2020 presidential campaign website Yang2020.com , Mar 29, 2019

Rechannel $60B per year from defense to infrastructure

As President, I will rechannel 10% of the military budget--approximately $60 billion per year--to a new domestic infrastructure force called the Legion of Builders and Destroyers. The Legion would be tasked with keeping our country strong by making sure our bridges, roads, power grid, levies, dams, and infrastructure are up-to-date, sound and secure. It would also be able to clear derelict buildings and structures that cause urban blight in many of our communities and respond to natural disasters. The Legion would prioritize projects based on national security, economic impact, and regional equity. Its independent budget would ensure that our infrastructure would be constantly upgraded regardless of the political climate. The Commander of the Legion would have the ability to overrule local regulations and ordinances to ensure that projects are started and completed promptly and effectively.
Source: 2020 Presidential campaign website Yang2020.com , Mar 29, 2019

Too much military spending focuses in decades-old threats

Yang promises to "bring our military spending under control," to "make it harder for the U.S. to get involved in foreign engagements with no clear goal," and to "reinvest in diplomacy."

He believes that much of the military budget "is focused on defending against threats from decades ago as opposed to the threats of 2020."

Source: Truthout.org, "War and Peace," on 2020 presidential hopefuls , Mar 27, 2019

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