Opinion | The Case for Closing the Pentagon

Source: POLITICO - View Original Article
Published: Feb 25, 2020
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100% "And perhaps in 15 years, U.S. military spending could reach the current global median: 1.5 percent of GDP.""
97% "Retired Lieutenant General David Barno and colleagues from the Center for a New American Security have listed seven deadly sins of defense spending in ..."
92% "And the technological underpinnings of high productivity, such as the engines and solar panels and property rights, are non-rival -- we don't have to ..."
67% "The Department of Defense was created to win wars against nations that threatened the United States.""
-87% "The World Bank estimates that nearly two thirds of global wealth is intangible -- inventions such as the internal combustion engine or the solar ..."
-99% "These new national security challenges require a collective response: We can't bomb our way out of climate change or financial crises -- we have ..."
-100% "So in this presidential election cycle, candidates should get specific in their commitments to redeploy defense spending, and the numbers they use should be ..."


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

100% : And perhaps in 15 years, U.S. military spending could reach the current global median: 1.5 percent of GDP.
97% : Retired Lieutenant General David Barno and colleagues from the Center for a New American Security have listed seven "deadly sins" of defense spending in a recent report, ranging from redundant overhead through inefficient procurement systems to excess infrastructure to a bloated retirement system that could generate annual savings of $49 billion if rectified.
92% : And the technological underpinnings of high productivity, such as the engines and solar panels and property rights, are "non-rival" -- we don't have to fight for them.
67% : The Department of Defense was created to win wars against nations that threatened the United States.
13% : The World Bank estimates that nearly two thirds of global wealth is intangible -- inventions such as the internal combustion engine or the solar panel that allow people to produce more power with less resources than older technologies, institutions including systems of property rights and education -- leaving only around a third to be accounted for by built infrastructure, land and natural resources combined.
1% : These new national security challenges require a collective response: We can't bomb our way out of climate change or financial crises -- we have to cooperate through international organizations, agreements and the shared financial incentives for signing on to them.
0% : So in this presidential election cycle, candidates should get specific in their commitments to redeploy defense spending, and the numbers they use should be large.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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