Is the US spending too much on the military?11/03/09 Robert Lorei
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk about federal spending, the budget deficit and how it's impacted by the Pentagon budget.
Our guest today says that soon the combined costs of the wars in Afghanistan will reach one trillion dollars and that in the last few years US military spending has risen sharply. How does that spending impact the national debt? Could the money be better spent?
Our guest is Jo Comerford, the Executive Director of the National Priorities Project. Previously, she served as Director of Programs at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and directed the American Friends Service Committee's justice and peace-related community organizing efforts in western Massachusetts.