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Tag: U.S. Military Spending
  • Defense Cuts?! We’re DOOOOMED!!!

    As I was flipping through the various mainstream news channels this morning, I would occasionally land on Fox News (I know, shame on me).  I noticed that Fox is apparently fuh-reaking out because it is getting so close to when automatic defense cuts are to go into effect (January of next year). For those who don’t …

  • Is Military Spending Really Being Cut?

    By now you may have heard from neoconservatives that “catastrophic” defense spending cuts will kick in on January 2, 2013. This is completely misleading and ignores the reality of the military budget. There are no scheduled military spending cuts despite the best efforts of the Republican establishment to convince us otherwise. Washington has once again …

  • How does the “peace candidate” plan to expand the military?

    The New Boss sure looks a lot like the Old Boss so far. In fact, President Obama has sought and won congressional approval for his plan expand the US army by up to 30,000 personnel. The Senate vote was 93-1, with Russ Feingold (who played a similar role on the Patriot Act) heroically voting nay. But despite the measure’s overwhelming congressional support, one has to wonder how …

  • U.S. Military Spending

    Global Issues provides a context for the incredible disproportion of the American military budget in light of the rest of the world: US military spending accounts for 48 percent, or almost half, of the world’s total military spending US military spending is more than the next 46 highest spending countries in the world combined US …