Is America Trading Butter for Guns?

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Dwight Eisenhower was the last American General elected president. In his famous farewell address, he warned that the -military-industrial complex- could drain America-s domestic resources. America-s resounding victory over Iraq demonstrates once again that the US has built history-s most dominant war machine. At the same time, schools are failing, inner cities are crumbling and millions of Americans lack health insurance. Does military might come at the cost of domestic spending, or is it the other way around? Is it guaranteed security that makes America both strong and prosperous? We hear differing views from social critics, military historians and defense analysts.
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Keenan's article, "Security forces colluded with loyalists to carry out killings"



Warren Olney