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U.S. Spends $60 Billion/Year on Nuclear Arsenal

According to a recent article by David Krieger of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation entitled, “The High Costs of Nuclear Arsenals,” U.S. expenditures on nuclear weapons from 1970 to 2005 cost $7.5 trillion. Kreiger said, “Today the figure is approaching … Continue reading

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How Big is the Military Industrial Complex? Why does the U.S. spend 50% of all worldwide military expenditures?

The Congress is concerned about our deficit. The United States spends close to 50% of the entire world’s military expenditures. Why do we need to spend 7 times more than China and 13 times more than Russia on military issues? The U.S. spends more on military expenditures than the next 14 ranked countries combined according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Is this excessive? Continue reading

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