‘President Donald Trump has declared that he wants to increase the US military budget so he can negotiate with other countries from a position of strength, but his policy of brinkmanship will bring the world closer to war, according to Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Etler, a professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on a statement by former US Congressman Ron Paul, who recently pointed out the existence of a neoconservative group in the Senate working against the country.

Dr. Paul said on Thursday that there is a neoconservative axis in the Senate, made of John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton, which might destroy America by increasing the military spending up to five trillion dollars over the next five years.’

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