Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Endless War $pending

  • Obama      FY2010-15      $663.4 billion per year
  • Bush Jr      FY2002-09*   $634.9    "
  • Clinton       FY1994-2001  $418.0    "    (This was the period after the Soviet Union fell apart thus the lower Pentagon budgets)
  • Bush Sr      FY1990-93     $513.4    "     
  • Reagan      FY1982-89     $565.0    "      
  • Carter         FY1978-81    $428.1     "      
  • Ford            FY1976-77    $406.7     "    
  • Nixon          FY1970-75    $441.7     "     
  • Johnson      FY1965-69    $527.3     "    
  • Kennedy     FY1962-64    $457.2     "     
  • Eisenhower FY1954-61    $416.3     "
  • Truman       FY1948-53    $375.7     "    

*Excludes $80 billion supplemental added to FY2009 under Obama.

 The U.S. military receives more generous funding than the rest of the 10 largest militaries in the world combined (China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, U.K., France, Japan, India, Germany & South Korea). 

Can we not see that both Republican and Democrat presidents have kept the $$$ pipeline into the Pentagon flowing on a steady basis?  All the current talk in Washington about the military budget being in bad shape is pure baloney.


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