- Jan 2009
- In the Past
Did you just cite a comedy film? Could you perhaps cite something more relevant, like quantifiable numbers to show a relative (not absolute) increase in the cost of war? Because by every measurement I've seen, even in war we spend a much lower percentage of our GDP than any other point in history. Even in war, our defense budget as a percent of government spending is actually pretty generic for what other nations use to spend in peacetime.Not exactly. There are other more serious issues, but the subject of this thread is the increasing cost of military spending and what I know is pertinent to that. Technology and the industrial component such as Halliburton, has greatly increased what we spend on war or if we go to war at all because of what aggienation explained. Cheney's move from Halliburton to Vice President is so MIlitary Industrial Complex.
I was blown away when I watched War Dogs and learned how much it cost to send one person into combat. This story of what money has to do with modern warfare, and the point of view being profiting from war, was an eye-opener. I knew the technology was important, but not how important nor how costly it is. A troop fighting in the second world war was really cheap compared to what we are spending today.
Here is a trailer for the movie based on what really happened. I think everyone will enjoy the movie.
Official Trailer from War Dogs (2016)