Why does the US government spend so much on military?
Answer (1 of 70): A former Undersecretary of Defense for Public Affairs named Dr. Thomas Barnett wrote several books and gave a TED talk that I have found very instructive on the matter. Much of my answer will be based on ideas he discussed. Prior to World War II, the US military was organized v...
Some thoughts on United States military spending.
I was recently asked via a question on Quora "Why has the US military demanded and gotten funds to grow its firepower to such enormously superfluous strength?" which motivated me to write a lengthy essay on the subject. Many may not agree with everything I have to say, but in my opinion, it is an argument that needs much more variety of information than it is currently being given. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for the support.