A Military Budget on the Wrong Side of History

Pemberton, Miriam
February 2011
Foreign Policy in Focus;2/21/2011, p1
The article examines the budget proposal of the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama for military spending. The author believes that the Obama administration is struggling to leave a positive historical legacy with the U.S. having achieved a negative reputation for launching and perpetuating the longest wars in history. The author notes that the regular military budget of the U.S. is four times bigger than the budget on the Iraq war.


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