The Trillion Dollar Tag Sale: How the Pentagon Could Help Bail Out America

Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com: "Wars, bases, and money. The three are inextricably tied together. If the United States had never wasted the better part of a trillion dollars fighting a war in Vietnam and, following defeat there, embarked on a scheme to saddle the Soviets with a similarly ignominious loss - which has now led to wars with a multi-trillion dollar price tag - the United States might not be in such dire financial straits today. And yet, despite the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the US continues to sink money into costly wars fought from expensive bases overseas with no end in sight. The result is sheer waste in every sense of the word."

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