Tuesday, July 24, 2012

US defense spending since end of WW II

Notice that annual spending was fairly level throughout the height of the Cold War and Vietnam (1950-1975).  And that the post Cold War reductions were relatively small compared to the peak coinciding with the Gulf War.
 NYT Misses Elephant in the Room: Defense Service Contractors.

"In FY2010 alone, DoD service contractors cost taxpayers more than $200 billion—$50 billion more than the cost of all uniformed personnel."

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