The Insanity Of U.S. Military Spending In One Chart

This chart actually underestimates US military spending. Starting in the Vietnam War, the Military-Industrial Complex in the US began hiding their true spending levels in various budgets outside the Dept. of Defense (DoD). The real expenditures are nearly DOUBLE the official DoD figures as explained and tabulated very clearly here:
http://archive.truthout.org/the-real-us-national-security-budget-the-figure-no-one-wants-you-see68127
and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_budget_of_the_United_States#Budget_Breakdown_for_2012
and http://pubrecord.org/commentary/7412/dollars-military/

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Source: +MoveOn.org http://front.moveon.org/the-insanity-of-u-s-military-spending-in-one-chart
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