Money Wasted on War
The wars in
By contrast, per YEAR:
-William D. Hartun, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation
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Among other line items one might question, does the U.S. really need 750 bases and troops in well over 100 countries?
Americans are losing their jobs and homes, children are hungry--and America's wars appear to have aggravated all these domestic woes.
A central question, that took far too long to resolve, was whether
The bill on the Iraqi War alone accumulated at the rate of almost $5,000 every second!
Using official budget figures, William D. Hartung,
Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute
- At $141.7 billion, the 2008 spent on the
- The military proposal is more than 30 times higher than all spending on State Department operations and non-military foreign aid combined.