The War on Terror projected American power abroad with devastating consequences. But it also wrought suffering and waste at home, with consequences we’re still living with today.
Lindsay Koshgarian is the program director of the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.
The United States is spending $750 billion on its war machine. That money should be going to food, education, health care, and shelter for working people.
The US military budget sucks up an enormous amount of resources without making the world more peaceful or democratic. Here are a few ways we could better spend that $717 billion.