Friday, January 28, 2011

Asia Times Online, The American Conservative,, Common Dreams, CounterPunch

They're all carrying Andrew Bacevich's latest — A cow most sacred, Dissonance on Defense, Cow Most Sacred, Cow Most Sacred: Why Military Spending Remains Untouchable, Why Military Spending is Untouchable.

"United States military outlays today equal that of every other nation on the planet combined, a situation without precedent in modern history," he reminds us. "The Pentagon presently spends more in constant dollars than it did at any time during the Cold War - this despite the absence of anything remotely approximating what national security experts like to call a 'peer competitor.'"

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