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By LAWRENCE WITTNER
Contributor 

Two out of three oppose more U.S. military spending and we still spend

Guest Commentary

 

March 15, 2018



Early this February, the Republican-controlled Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed new federal budget legislation that increased U.S. military spending by $165 billion over the next two years. Remarkably, though, a Gallup public opinion pool conducted only days before found that only 33 percent of Americans favored increasing U.S. military spending, while 65 percent opposed it, either backing reductions (34 percent) or maintenance of the status quo (31 percent).

What is even more remarkable for a nation where military spending has grown substantially over the decades is that,...



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