War Spending

…The Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, leaving the United States as the only remaining superpower on earth. Since 1990, the United States has depleted the U.S. Treasury of $11.5 trillion for spending on War. With no military on earth capable of challenging us why would there be a need to spend this much on the military? Over this same time frame the U.S. spent $500 billion on science, space & technology and $70 billion on energy, a mere 6% of the spending on invading sovereign countries. …

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/05/war-pigs-the-fall-of-a-global-empire.html

But Panetta says the war machine is strapped:

Speaking today on ABC’s “This Week,” Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned against allowing any military related spending cuts next say, saying that any cuts would be “disastrous to national security.”

http://news.antiwar.com/2012/05/27/panetta-spending-cuts-would-be-disastrous-to-national-defense/

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