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Wisdom of Peace Churches and the Need to reduce Waste on Military Recruitment and Bad So-Called Monetary Resource Addict

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Wisdom of Peace Churches and the Need to reduce Waste on Military Recruitment and Bad So-Called Monetary Resource Addictions in Government with Our Taxes


By Kevin A. Stoda


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According to Mya Wheeler, “Today the U.S. military spends nearly four billion dollars every year on military recruitment. Before Sept. 11, this figure was in the millions, with total spending in 1995 at only $600 million.”


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I first recalled thinking in response to this statement of Wheeler’s: “Wow! What could we have done to build a better America or a better world?  Probably, with 4 million bucks annually over the past decade, enough wells and well pumps could have been installed across developing lands of this Earth to improve lives of up to several hundred million people.”


I thought, “Alternatively, the US could have improved housing and efficiency across the Midwest—my home region—by using 4 billion to  help homeowners and renters with energy producing solar or energy saving passive design developments.”


Wheeler asks, “What caused this dramatic increase [in USA military recruitment spending since 9-11]?”


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In her article, entitled LESS THAN SNEAKY RECRUITMENT EFFORTS, Wheeler answers her own question by explaining:  “National security that is focused on the nation-state as the main body tends to focus on military might, as seen in the Cold War. The burden then falls upon the military to expand, meaning more weapons and more people. The U.S. military is still a voluntary institution, which means that the Department of Defense has to devise more effective ways to reach its ever-mounting recruitment goals.”



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