Why Does America Love Its Military So Much?

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The U.S. devotes billions of dollars to defense, but some worry it’s too much. So, what exactly is the military-industrial complex?

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Ike’s Warning Of Military Expansion, 50 Years Later
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later
“On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.”

Big money behind war: the military-industrial complex
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/01/big-money-behind-war-military-industrial-complex-20141473026736533.html
“Eisenhower warned that ‘an immense military establishment and a large arms industry” had emerged as a hidden force in US politics and that citizens “must not fail to comprehend its grave implications’.”

To learn more about America’s federal budget and defense spending, check out these links:

United States Federal Budget for FY 2015
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2015/assets/28_1.pdf

Center For Defense Information at POGO: Total U.S. National Security Spending, 2014-2015
http://www.pogo.org/our-work/straus-military-reform-project/defense-budget/2014/total-us-national-security-spending.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/?referrer=http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pogo.org%2Four-work%2Fstraus-military-reform-project%2Fdefense-budget%2F2014%2Ftotal-us-national-security-spending.html%3Freferrer%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFFclKD0Q9lJswcmRIQJuwpuhh6nA

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