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On Dollars And Defense

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The executive and legislative branches of government have long relied on a strong military at their disposal. But striking a balance between national defense and fiscal responsibility often puts the president, Congress and the economy at odds. We’ll talk this hour about how we fund the Department of Defense with University of Washington professor Rebecca U. Thorpe, author of The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending (University of Chicago Press).

  • http://www.wix.com/kmerkelboruff/writeinkorg2011 Kay Merkel Boruff

    Rebecca, I enjoyed your comments today & look forward to hearing a discussion on your future publication of “Mass Incarceration in Urban & Rural America.” As an Air America widow, I can state that contractors do make more than the military.

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