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Guns For Hire: the US Shouldn't Be Using the Military to Police the Globe

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The American Empire - with its endless wars waged by U.S. military service people who have been reduced to little more than guns for hire: outsourced, stretched too thin, and deployed to far-flung places to police the globe - is approaching a breaking point. 

Aided and abetted by the U.S government, the American military-industrial complex has erected an empire unsurpassed in history in its breadth and scope, one dedicated to conducting perpetual warfare throughout the earth.

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Some 2.7 billion dollars per day. That's how much the U.S. government will spend next year to prop up the military and the more than 800 bases it maintains in over 70 countries. All in the name of national security. And despite that staggering figure, a majority of Americans feel that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not even worth fighting and they certainly have not made America safer. #PeaceActivistCindySheehan.

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