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Department of Homeland Security: Bloated, Ill-defined Boondoggle
Posted on: Feb 28, 2013, Source: TomDispatch
After ten years, no one can define it or explain where all those billions of dollars went.
Cliff Notes on the Over-Hyped "Fiscal Cliff" Crisis
Posted on: Nov 12, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com
The upshot? The U.S. economy isn't headed over a cliff any time soon.
The Mindboggling Sum We Actually Spend on National Security
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.
8 Trillion on Our Military Addiction? Why the Price Tag of the National Security Complex Should Scare the Hell Out of You
Posted on: Aug 16, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com
How much safety bang for its buck is the U.S. getting from those trillions?
$1.2 Trillion: The Real U.S. National Security Budget No One Wants You to Know About
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.
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