This just largesse to the 1 percent that own Arms Manufacturing. It a direct transfer of wealth to the same at the expense of the 99 percent.
If one would look at the record of the US Military over the past 40+ years, it a miserable one with the largest and most expensive Military in the world, unable to defeat Ragtag Militias in the worlds poorest countries. The US Military as never faced a first rate Military and it absurd to expect they would fare better against a first rate military.
Both Russia and China have technologies and weapon systems that are equal to , or surpass that of the United States of America and both do so at a fraction of the cost. The INCREASE in US MIlitary spending is greater then Russia spends in a year , yet the media is sounding the alarm on the grave threat that Russia poses.
The fact that Military spending has increased to such a degree in the USA demonstrates how violence has been normalized as Mr Koehler suggests in another article. Entire careers are built on participating in the cancer that is the US MIlitary, that is making weapons that kill, making profits off killing and basing an entire career on the perceived need or desire to kill. That men such as Bolton have been elevated to positions of power and that peace activists are silenced and have little say in the halls of power and that even the peoples in the US Senate and Congress that claim to be against war will vote for massive increases in Military spending, demonstrates the grip the twin Gods of Ares and Mammon have on the United States of America.