The Domestic Roots of Perpetual War

  title={The Domestic Roots of Perpetual War},
  author={Franklin C. Spinney},
  pages={54 - 69}
Why does the United States spend so much on defense? Why do we feel no more secure? As the government faces pressure to cut federal spending, it is time to get a clearer picture of what motivates our military spending. This former Pentagon analyst provides it. 
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Index to Volume 54 (January—December 2011)
  • Environmental Science
  • 2011


statement to Congress includes a proposal describing one way the president and secretary of defense might achieve these objectives (see
    The Last Supper Revisited,
    • Defense News, June
    • 2006
    An accurate summary of the poison pill can be found in David N. Gibbs
    • Tikkun
    http://press-pubs. To order reprints, call 1-800-352-2210; outside the United States, call 717-632-3535
    • W.T. Barry, August
    • 1822
    Patterns of Conflict, slide 176, available at http://dnipogo. org/john-r-boyd/. See also Robert Coram, Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War (New
    • 2002
    available at www. 3. My pamphlet "Defense Power Games
      For detailed examples of the numbers and logic behind this statement, see Defense Facts of Life
      • Defense Death Spiral
      Rationalizing America's Defense Industry: Renewing Investor Support for the Defense Industrial Base and Safeguarding National Security