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Benefits of a Slimmer Pentagon

In this article in The Nation, Robert Pollin and Heidi Garrett-Peltier ask a critical question: Should the enormous U.S. military budget—which is more than double the combined levels of military spending by China, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Germany—be cut? The authors look at the military's record as a jobs engine, and as a source of technological innovation, and recommend that to achieve both of these objectives optimally, the federal government is best off shifting its resources to other investments.

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