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‘Watershed’ $1 trillion defense budget on the horizon

Posted on AllSides March 14th, 2023
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The $1 trillion American defense budget is in sight. 

The U.S. government will spend that much on defense soon — maybe within just a couple of years, if recent trends continue. 

The U.S. government is spending just 3 percent of America’s gross domestic product on defense, Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord told reporters Monday — about half the share of U.S. wealth that the military got during the Reagan presidency and a far cry from the roughly one-third of GDP expended on defense during World War II.

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