Why should you care?

The U.S. military budget (most of which is spent on goods and services from war 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. Today’s wars kill and maim the troops, degrade military professionalism, displace millions overseas, pollute the environment, and kill 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. We must bring the troops home, take care of them, and transfer the military budget to meet human need.

Understanding the war industry book

Understanding the War Industry explains how the U.S. war industry wields authority, profits from war, and subverts democracy.

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