Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
BuzzFlash at Truthout
The US empire strikes back with a permanent global military presence that enriches corporations while decimating lives. (Photo: National Priorities Project)
From the propaganda of the US government -- and its echo chamber in the corporate media -- you would think that our nation is under a dire military threat, with Russia, China and other countries chomping at the bit to enter conflict with the self-proclaimed world superpower. However, just examine the chart above, provided by the National Priorities Project. Take the brightly colored bars representing the next seven highest national expenditures on armed forces and armament, pile them on top of one another, and you will still have a column that falls short of how much the US spends on our global military empire.