Ivan Eland sat with RT to discuss the astronomical political clout held by the welfare queens of the military-industrial complex that will thwart any translation of the Pentagon’s rhetoric into actual policy (7:04):

There is no plan to significantly cut military spending. Ivan Eland of The Independent Institute adequately compares it to a shell game.

The rhetoric is weak in itself—claiming aims to cut $100m from a war chest of well over a half-trillion dollars per year. A handful of recent actions are tell the true path of the Pentagon:

These deals were all in the last couple of months. How many people have given up looking for work or lost their homes since then?

More importantly, how many Afghan and Paki civilians have been slaughtered and terrorized by Washington’s destruction-driven economy?

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