America’s Addiction to Weapons & War

Egged on by weapons industry lobbyists and campaign donors, Congress throws more taxpayer dollars at the Pentagon year after year. But reckless “defense” spending actually makes us less safe — by encouraging U.S. leaders to use military force when it isn’t needed, while providing a flow of destabilizing and destructive weapons into conflict zones around the world. In fact, two-thirds of the world’s current wars involve at least one side armed by the U.S.

By the Numbers: Guns or Butter

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