The Defense Budget Should Shrink In Response to the End of the War, But We Are Seeing an Increase Instead

by Connor Mortell

“On October 5th, Robert Reich tweeted out ‘We just ended the longest war in U.S. history, yet we’re still increasing the Pentagon budget. Could there be any clearer sign that congress is in the pockets of the defense industry?’ It is not often that I find myself agreeing with Robert Reich, but I must admit that on this one he hit the nail right on the head. Why is it that this extensive war ending did not see a decrease in military spending along with it?” (10/09/21)