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The Eisenhower Project: documentation of claims

The Eisenhower Project has an animation listing some claims about U.S. militarism. This article documents those claims.

“$6.4 trillion wasted since 2001” Brown University’s Costs of War project
“Over 810,000 people killed in U.S. wars since 2001” Brown University’s Costs of War project
“800 military bases in 70+ countries” Politico: Where in the World Is the U.S. Military?
“$1.5 trillion F-35 doesn’t work” The epic failure of the trillion dollar F-35 fighter jet program
“Half of discretionary spending spent on military” National Priorities Project: Military Spending in the UnitedStates
“Largest polluter” EcoWatch: U.S. Military Is Worlds Biggest Polluter
“Obsessive secrecy to hide wrongdoing”, Project on Government Oversight: The Pentagons War on Transparency
“After disasters in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the Pentagon is planning for war with China” Worried about anti-Asian violence? The U.S. is preparing for war with China.
“Migrants from U.S.-backed wars destabilize continents” US-led wars have displaced 37m people. America should accept responsibility
“Wars for oil and other resources” CNN: Why the war in Iraq was fought for Big Oil
“$1 trillion spent each year” How much does the U.S. spend on the military?
“Overthrows democratically elected governments”
U.S. Wars and Hostile Actions: A List
“Supports oppressive governments”
U.S. Wars and Hostile Actions: A List
“Military contractors donated $46 million in 2020,” Open Secrets Defense Contributions
“$104 million in lobbying” Open SecretsDefense Lobbying
“Pentagon always fails audit” Pentagon fails audit yet again, could pass around 2027, comptroller says
“Creates enemies” The Failure of Military Might
“Congress continues funding unneeded weapons”, Public Integrity: Congress funds problematic weapons the Pentagon does not want
“Millions killed in disastrous wars”,
U.S. Wars and Hostile Actions: A List
“$35 trillion in accounting changes in one year”, Pentagon Racks Up $35 Trillion in Accounting Changes in One Year
“Revolving door with military contractors” Bloomberg Law: Revolving Door Between Trump Pentagon, Contractors Spins Faster
“37 million people displaced from homes” New York Times: At Least 37 Million People Have Been Displaced by Americas War on Terror
“Whistleblowers sent to jail” All the President’s Whistleblowers
“Since WWII, the U.S. has overthrown at least 36 governments,”
U.S. Wars and Hostile Actions: A List
“interfered in at least 85 foreign elections”
U.S. Wars and Hostile Actions: A List
“dropped bombs in over 30 countries.
U.S. Wars and Hostile Actions: A List

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