US Politics in Trump era Public date: 29.08.2019 01:16:39

8 May 2019

The US Is Spending $1.25 Trillion Annually on War

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.
In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and...

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