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Posted on: Feb 28, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

After ten years, no one can define it or explain where all those billions of dollars went.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

The upshot? The U.S. economy isn't headed over a cliff any time soon.

Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

If you've heard a number for how much the U.S. spends on the military, it's probably in the neighborhood of $530 billion. But that's merely the beginning of it.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com

How much safety bang for its buck is the U.S. getting from those trillions?

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com

If Americans were ever presented with the real bill for the total U.S. national security budget, it would actually add up to more than $1.2 trillion a year.