By Jack A. Smith, Global Research, July 11, 2011
During his speech on Afghanistan June 22, President Obama revealed that “Over the last decade, we have spent a trillion dollars on war.” He knew this was a deceptive understatement, as did everyone who keeps close watch on the Bush-Obama wars all these years.
Few Americans , however, [...]
By Robert Fisk, The Independent, Nov. 30, 2010
Since there are now three conflicts in the greater Middle East; Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel/”Palestine” and maybe another Lebanese war in the offing, it might be a good idea to take a look at the cost of war.
Not the human cost – 80 lives a day [...]
By the Canadian Peace Alliance, March 5, 2010
The Conservative’s 2010 Budget still represents an unprecedented increase in defence spending, says the Canadian Peace Alliance, Canada’s largest peace network. While there is a small decrease in the amount previously allocated to the military under the Canada First Defence Strategy, overall defence spending continues to go up.
By Bill Robinson, Rideau Institute, March 5, 2010
(Ottawa) The new federal budget commits the Harper government to going ahead with its planned increases in military spending in both the coming year (fiscal year 2010-11) and the next, after which, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says, the size of planned increases in military spending will be reduced [...]
Swedish research group says China now world’s No. 2 arms spender behind U.S.
By Malin Rising, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 6, 2009
STOCKHOLM – China has become the world’s second biggest military spender behind the United States, a Swedish peace research group said Monday.
Global arms spending rose four per cent last year, but China increased its spending [...]