The Cost of Keeping the World Safe

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The Cost of Keeping the World Safe
The U.S., since the end of the Second World War and throughout the Cold War and now because of the war on terrorism has positioned itself as the guardian of world peace. When the American economy, as well as the world economy, was on the rise, the enormous amounts of dollars spent on defense seemed necessary. Lately, military spending is part of the problem of the enormous deficit that will take generations *if ever) to resolve. “The costs have been staggering. From September 2001-May 2007, Congress appropriated $543,000,000,000 just to fight terrorism. The Department of Defense requested almost $190,000,000,000 for the war on terror in FY2008” (Scherer 2008 p. 11).
The figures, regardless of who...
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