As a nation we have decided we will not be afraid anymore. We will shoot first and often. As this article should suggest to us that weapons are expensive. Our use of them in gun ranges across the globe has been paid for by printing money/ creating debt for future Americans. That debt is now over 19 trillion. If the $40 billion of arms sold, as reported here, was profit it would only take 475 years to pay off our 19 T debt. Of course, you would then have to deal with the rest of the world being armed to the teeth beyond all comprehension and you with all their money.
Of course, that is all crazy because there is no real market for American arms. American arms fail and kill their operators. Russian weapons kill the enemy. American arms fail because Americans are not to bright. They build billion dollar ships with extremely impressive main gun. Shoots a bullet costing $800,000 to make. Cruise missiles at 1 million each. With 19T debt you can not afford to fire that weapon but its all for show cause our new billion dollar love war boat could not even make it through the Panama Canal. Don't you just love it when your latest new shiny weapon of war has to get towed out of the Panama Canal.
The motto of our military protection force is profits first. Profits for our country. Profits for our corporations. Profits for the MIC. They do not win conflicts they profit from them. It is not hard to see this is all pretty sick and of no value. I am no fan of Trump but I understand the need to drain the swamp. Quickly, drain it.