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Debts, Deficits and Defense

Members of the US House of Representatives commissioned the following report by the Sustainable Defense Task Force, to determine how the US can scale back its mammoth defense budgets. The panel laid out a concrete strategy that would significantly restructure US military spending, saving $1 trillion dollars over the next decade. Among the options the panel included reducing the size of the US nuclear arsenal, and drastically decreasing the size of the armed forces. Ultimately, the panel acknowledges that it has become financially unsustainable for the US to maintain its global military empire.




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