William Hartung | The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker: Never Has a Society Spent More for Less

Tomgram: William Hartung, Ignoring the Costs of War

We’re talking chocolate cake all the way to the bank when it comes to the Pentagon and the major weapons contractors it regularly offers its tastiest desserts. Admittedly, that $15 billion wasn’t quite what President Trump wanted, but call it an mouth-watering appetizer when it comes to a meal about which, unlike almost everything else on the table in Washington, Democrats and Republicans always see more or less eye to eye. And expect one thing: a lot more chocolate cake in President Trump’s future. After all, the generals are in charge.  —Tom

Read Tom Engelhardt’s full introduction here.

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