Senator Rounds discuss defense spending

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The US spends almost nine hundred billion dollars a year on the defense budget but reports continue to say the military may not be ready to fight any sustained war.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says the defense budget is more focused on personnel.

Rounds says there is a lot spent on developing new weapons systems.

Rounds says the war in Ukraine is forcing military planners to rethink possible strategic operations.

Rounds says the US has to be able to confront rising threats from China and Iran.