The military cost of running an empire

Posted: March 14, 2009 in society
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Miriam Pemberton, a military analyst, estimates that the US government is spending US$100 billion annually to maintain 1000 foreign military bases as part of its imperialist dream. That’s a lot of money, but of course it represents only a small fraction of what being spent on the military as a whole. Using Lockheed as an example, the video shows who benefits from it and the ruses set up to ensure the profits keep rolling in.

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