Monday, August 31, 2009

Military Mathematics

During World War II, the population of the United States was around 150 million and 13.5 Americans served in the military: one out of every eleven Americans. Today, we have 300 million people, and the total military establishment comes to a bit less than 1.5 million: one out of every 200 Americans are serving. Anyone who argues we have a military-industrial complex should keep those figures in perspective.

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