01/05/2015 |

Why Militarism?

May 31, 2015 by IPB

By: Michael Albert

In a recent essay the incredibly creative and prolific David Swanson wrote a piece about military expenditures. He points out that “in 2001, U.S. military spending was $397 billion” but that it is $610 billion in 2015″ and adds that if one accounts for “debt payments, veterans costs, and civil defense,” the figure climbs “to over $1 trillion a year now,” even “not counting state and local spending on the military.” 

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