Having the most expensive and destructive military does not make the American people safer. The idea of U.S. "national security" seems inextricably entangled with the notion of "military supremacy."
Nicolas J "Sandy" Davies is the author of Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq. He writes about U.S. militarism and war crimes in Alternet, Z Magazine and at warisacrime.org. He has been a PDA chapter leader in Miami since 2009.
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