In this month’s Atlantic, Andrew Bacevich writes about the military-industrial complex in “The Tyranny of Defense, Inc.” Becevich writes, “By diverting social capital from productive to destructive purposes, war and the preparation for war deplete, rather than enhance a nations strength.”

He quotes a speech by President Eisenhower:
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” Any nation that pours its treasure into the purchase of armaments is spending more than mere money. “It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.” 
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