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Boeing Boondoggle: Pork Can Fly

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  • At a time when drones seem to be bypassing the need for manned military bombers and fighters of any kind, and when schoolteachers and firefighters are being terminated across the country, the awarding of this long-delayed and always questionable military-industrial-complex scam is simply perverse.
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  • $1.2 Trillion: The Real U.S. National Security Budget No One Wants You to Know About
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Robert Scheer, TruthDig

From left, Machinists Union President Tom Wroblewski, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., and Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both D-Wash., at a rally last week in Boeing’s 767 assembly plant in Everett, Wash. AP / Ted S. Warren

“The gift that keeps on giving” should have been the headline on the Pentagon’s decision to award the Boeing Co. a $35 billion defense contract. Defense of the nation, of course, had nothing to do with it, since the end of the Cold War also ended the need for midair refueling of the nuclear-armed bombers intended to retaliate after a Soviet first strike, a scenario brought to the public eye in the 1964 movie “Dr. Strangelove.”

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Indeed, at a time when drones seem to be bypassing the need for manned military bombers and fighters of any kind, and when schoolteachers and firefighters are being terminated across the country, the awarding of this long-delayed and always questionable military-industrial-complex scam is simply perverse.

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$1.2 Trillion: The Real U.S. National Security Budget No One Wants You to Know About, BeforeIt'sNews.com

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  • If Americans were ever presented with the real bill for the total U.S. national security budget, it would actually add up to more than $1.2 trillion a year.
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  • The simplest way to grasp just how Americans could pay such a staggering amount annually for “security” is to go through what we know about the U.S. national security budget, step by step, and add it all up.
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