The U.S. military budget (most of which is spent on goods and services from corporations) takes up the largest amount of discretionary spending in the federal budget. This money could be going to education, healthcare, infrastructure, and sustainable energy—each of which creates more jobs than military spending. The state of permanent warfare kills and maims the troops, degrades military professionalism, displaces millions overseas, pollutes the environment, and kills civilians. U.S. military bases, including those overseas, are avenues through which the war industry routes goods & services.
Nobody wins, except Wall Street and corporate executives.
Bring the troops home, take care of them, and transfer the military budget to meet human need.
This site is a depository for Christian Sorensen’s research about the U.S. war industry.
Sorensen distills the U.S. military’s daily contract announcements into digestible monthly summaries in order to educate the public about the business of war.
Feel free to use Sorensen’s work in accordance with the following Creative Commons license: Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International.