Pentagon's Big-Ass Budget

How much cash do we spend on defense, really? Center for Defense Information budget guru Winslow Wheeler provides this handy chart. Check out the $50 billion increase in the "peacetime" Pentagon coffers -- the money that doesn't get spent on Afghanistan and Iraq.budget_chart_a.JPGAnd where does that money go? Healthcare, paychecks, and new weapons, mostly. Check out this Pentagon chart.budget_chart_b.JPG

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