In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for
the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by
any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the
largest military budgets in American history, topping peak
levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. And keep one thing
in mind: that $750 billion represents only part of the actual annual
cost of our national security state.
Publisher: Truthout | Author: William D. Hartung