Senator Thune spoke about national defense on the Senate floor

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- South Dakota Senator John Thune highlighted national defense needs and shortages in a speech on the Senate floor.

He pointed to military deficiencies.

Thune says they have a report showing military readiness has eroded.

Thune says that doesn’t mean the US has to be the world cop.

The yearly defense budget is almost nine hundred billion dollars, more than the next five nations combined.