Problem

Provocations of capitalist militarism

Incidence:
The militarist provocations of the USA, for example, include the extension of direct and indirect support for counter-revolutionary armies for civil war, as in Central America (Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras); the further expansion of the Rapid Deployment Force, which can assemble and put into the field 230,000 members of the Army, Navy, and Airforce in a crisis situation; the extension of military bases world-wide - the USA is currently equipping its strategic air forces in the Far East with new strategic bombers able to carry both nuclear weapons and the Short Range Attack Missile (SRAM); and the enormous weaponry of the USA itself, as well as that in the Third World. Military expenditure in the USA is planned to rise from an envisaged 1984 total of US$ 274 billion to US$ 465 billion by 1989. According to current planning, approximately US$ 2,000 billion will be spent on the USA arms programme between 1985 and 1989. Finally, the continuing and expanding diversions of resources to military purposes is occurring in all market countries. (The growth rate of military spending of developing countries over the period 1972-1981 was about twice as high as that of their Gross Domestic Product).
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET