The coming military spending surge

The American Prospect
by Matthew Yglesias

10/16/08

A substantial progressive landslide — involving the White House, over a dozen House seats, and at least half a dozen Senate seats — now looks like an increasingly likely scenario for November. But to translate electoral victory into policy victory will require this new progressive majority to free itself from forces that are already gathering steam. Forces that will, if successful, prevent it from doing anything more than offering a term or two to clean up the most egregious aspects of the current mess in order to lay the groundwork for a new round of tax cuts and deregulation. … Less noted amidst the recent focus on the economy, though crucially important, is the fact that the uniformed military is preparing an ambush for the next president...

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