The Tragic History of U.S. Military Supremacy Having the most expensive and destructive military does not make the American people safer (Sandy Davies, Alternet)

Posted: 2013/10/23 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Links/Articles/Video
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The Tragic History of U.S. Military Supremacy Having the most expensive and destructive military does not make the American people safer (Sandy Davies, Alternet)

Did you realize that, since the end of the American War in Vietnam, we have spent at least $17 trillion – our entire national debt – on war and preparation for war?  But the US still hasn’t won a major war since 1945.  As Richard Barnet wrote in 1972, “…at the very moment the number one nation has perfected the science of killing, it has become an impractical instrument of political domination.”  So why do we do it?

Sandy Davies, the author and frequent guest on the show

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