Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A $700 Billion Boondoggle?

What can you get for $700 billion these days? Well, one thing is a year’s worth of American military spending. But with two wars dragging on and the fear of a terrorist attack within our country growing, this week in The Mantle I ask if we’re getting our money’s worth for our $700 billion? I put US defense spending in perspective with some of the world’s other top militaries (hint: we spend a lot more than they do), and discuss what three of America’s most noted generals from the 20th century – Colin Powell, Dwight Eisenhower and Smedley Butler – have to say on the issue of military spending and its motivations.
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