Monday, February 04, 2008

As Post-Cold War American Military Savings Reverses Itself, What Will American Culture Look Like After January 2009?

"As Congress and the public focus on more than $600 billion already approved in supplemental budgets to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for counterterrorism operations, the Bush administration has with little notice approached a landmark in military spending.

The Pentagon on Monday will unveil its proposed 2009 budget of $515.4 billion. If it is approved in full, annual military spending, when adjusted for inflation, will have reached its highest level since World War II." ...

Thom Shanker "Proposed Military Spending Is Highest Since WWII" New York Times, February 4, 2008.


Reuters "Bush Budget Sees Bigger Deficits as Economy Slows" February 4, 2008

Name that tune [and that American city] ...

Photo credits: (c) Library of Congress American Memory; (c) Soviet Musicians; (c) Arnold Schoenberg Institute, Vienna, Austria [formerly, Los Angeles, California]. All rights reserved.


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