Thursday, July 27, 2017

Defense costs not included in the Pentagon budget

William Hartung has an interesting article, The Hidden Costs of ‘National Security', in which he lists a number of defense-related costs that are not in the Pentagon's budget. These total $450.6 billion dollars, or about 78% of the Pentagon budget. They are: 
War Budget: $64.6 Billion
Department of Energy (nuclear): $20 Billion
Veterans: $186 billion
Military Retirement: $80 Billion
Defense Share of the Interest on the Debt: $100 billion

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