"In 2006, the
2,143,000 people, while it estimates that
contractors employ 3,600,000 workers, for a grand total of 5,743,000
defense-related American jobs.
There are close to 25 million veterans
in the US.
Assuming conservatively only two voting-age people per
household, this translates into a block of some 60 million American voters who
have a financial stake in the American military establishment.
clear danger of a militarized society perpetuating itself
The selling of war-oriented
policies requires the expertise that only a
machine can provide." -
"In the past nine years,
non-industrial production in the US has declined by some 19%.
about four years for manufacturing to return to levels seen before the 2001
recession - and all those gains were wiped out in the current
By contrast, military manufacturing is now 123% greater than
it was in 2000 - it has more than doubled while the rest of the manufacturing
sector has been shrinking.
It's important to note the trajectory - the
military economy is nearly three times as large, proportionally to the rest of
the economy, as it was at the beginning of the Bush administration.
it is the only manufacturing sector showing any growth.
Extrapolate that trend, and what do you get?" - Daniel
September 18, 1947
signs the National Security Act creating the Central
Intelligence Agency and National Security Council.
Keynesianism, as it is now known in academic circles, was first theorised
by the Polish economist Michal Kalecki in 1943.
Michal Kalecki argued
that corporate political
champions tended to bridle against
classic Keynesianism; achieving
full employment through public spending made investors nervous because it
risked over-empowering the working class.
The military was a much more
desirable investment from
an elite point of
view, although justifying such a
diversion of public funds required
a certain degree of political
repression, best achieved through appeals to patriotism and
fear-mongering about an
enemy threat - and, eventually,
an actual war - as
unused weapons systems seldom
Theories of Military Keynesianism and the
became popular after the Second World
War, and perhaps for a good reason.
The prospect of military
demobilization in the US seemed alarming.
Elite claimed soaring military
spending pulled the US out of the
Great Depression and
falling military budgets would reverse this process.
The legitimacy of free-trade
capitalism could be called into question.
National Security Council
drafted a top-secret document, NSC-68.
"The document, which was
declassified only in 1977, explicitly called on the government to use higher
military spending as a way of preventing such an outcome." - Jonathan Nitzan
and Shimshon Bichler
National Security Council Report 68
(NSC-68) drafted under the supervision of Paul Nitze, head of the Policy
Planning Staff in the State
Department is dated April 14, 1950 and signed by Harry S Truman on
September 30, 1950.
[Paul Nitze attended the
Hotchkiss School, where
he was a member of the class of 1924 and the
University of Chicago
He graduates from
Harvard University in 1928
and enters the field of investment
"One of the most significant
lessons of our World War II experience is that the American economy, when it
operates at a level approaching full efficiency, can provide enormous resources
for purposes other than civilian consumption while
providing a high standard of living".
officials had encountered stiff résistance from Congress to their pleas
for a substantial buildup along the lines laid out in NSC-68.
authors of this internal government report took
a Manichaean view of America's rivalry
with the Soviet Union, espoused a
permanent role for the US as world policeman, and envisioned US military
expenditures amounting to perhaps 20% of GNP.
seemed highly unlikely in the absence of a crisis.
In 1950 the fear
that [the North Korean] invasion was just
the first step in a broad offensive by the
Soviets proved highly useful when it came to persuading Congress to
increase the defense budget.
As Secretary of State
Dean Acheson said
afterwards, "Korea saved us."
design the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan, as well as the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization.
The buildup reached its peak in 1953,
when the stalemated belligerents in Korea agreed to a truce." -
"This is military Keynesianism -
the determination to
maintain a permanent war economy and to
output as an ordinary economic product, even though
it makes no contribution to
either production or consumption." - Chalmers Johnson
having surrendered to militarism as an
economic device, we will do
what other countries have done: we
will keep alive the fears of our people of the aggressive ambitions of other
countries and we will
ourselves embark upon imperialistic enterprises of our own." - John T.
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