The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

A Trillion Dollars for Death

Feb 20, 2012

The U.S. military has spent a trillion dollars on weapons since 9/11, according to a report by a security think tank, the Stimson Center. It has increased its annual spending on military hardware from 63 billion dollars in 2001 to 136 billion dollars in 2010. That’s more than double. And in 2008 it was even higher, more than 160 billion dollars.

The politicians tell us the federal government has a huge budget deficit. Yes, and one trillion dollars of it was caused by spending on military weapons, whose purpose has been to carry out wars on the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, to a smaller extent in Pakistan and Yemen–and who knows where else in the future.