Tagged: military spending
One county dared to stand up to the military-industrial complex. The complex has fought back.
The supercommittee seems unlikely to make substantial military cuts and instead quite likely to cut spending for the other agencies under the "security spending" umbrella, even though the Pentagon gets the lion's share of that category's funding.
Ten years of war, 1802 U.S. military casualties, half a trillion dollars, and what do we have to show for it?
Aid to Israel dodges the austerity bullet.
With too many Iraqi deaths and too many tax dollars, it's still a "dumb war."
Thanks to clever PR teams, the murderous and thieving excesses of the Pentagon continue to be spun as sacrifices worth of our national security.
Some are arguing that the military budget can't be cut because it will cost jobs. This summary of a 2009 study shows that, compared to other forms of federal spending, the military budget is a very poor job creator indeed.
For now at least, the United States of America rules the Earth militarily.
Humanitarian intervention in Libya and elsewhere has led to an intensification of human rights violations, the erosion of the UN's authority, and the expansion of the reach of great powers.
It is official U.S. doctrine that defense, diplomacy and development are co-equal contributors to our security.