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American War Machine Problems and Solutions

American war machine

As of 2016, the United States of America has more than 600 bases in foreign countries all around the world. America also has military personnel in about 140 countries worldwide, even though America currently has a national debt exceeding $19 trillion dollars.

The following quote by the former President Dwight D. Eisenhower sums up the problem we currently face with the current American War Machine, better known as the military-industrial complex.

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

- President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1961

Unfortunately, we did not heed that warning, and now we are faced with an enourmous national debt because of it.

Solution: Quit falling for the fear card many politicians play when it comes to the military-industrial complex. Many of these politicians are simply trying to protect their wealthy donors; who have a personal interest in keeping the military-industrial complex going.

There is simply no reason the United States has to maintain large land forces and bases all over the world. The age of nuclear weapons has virtually ended the need for all large land armies. Every nuclear power, including Russia and China, has figured that out with the exception of the United States.