Military operations are the principle wealth redistribution program of the US government.
I've been reading my monthly journal of the military-industrial complex, looking for a different narrative that explains things in terms of relevant speaking points. Every month the journal is a jaw-dropping revelation of what we already see if we would "connect the dots".
But it is the narrative that connects the dots and the narratives are mostly set in stone.
It's how we see the constellation of events the way we are supposed to.
Keeping them set in stone is a job in itself.
To help with this job:
"Eisenhower School Seeking Business Executives for 2014 Class"
"Sponsored by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Industry Fellow Program at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy was developed in support of the school's vision of 'government and industry working closely together to ensure national security.'
Congress approved the first civilian corporate executives to attend the the school, formerly the Industrial College of the Armed Forces- in 1995.
Since then, it has received worldwide recognition as a premier business education program, and Congress has increased the number of available seats for industry to 20 per academic year."
"The typical candidate is one who has already been identified to have senior leadership potential, has 15 to 20 years of experience, and has demonstrated excellent business acumen."
So...if you think the military is about making you safer, you are wrong. It is about taking your money and giving it somebody else, here and all over the world. "Foreign aid" became an unpopular term, but the unpopularity of "foreign war" has been forgotten since FDR. Now it is an industry and it is the government's principle "jobs" program.
FDR had the WPA. Now we have DARPA.
FDR had CCC camps. Now we have Internment Camps.
FDR had Social Security. Now we have National Security.
FDR had the New Deal. We have the bad deal.
Not that military industry is all bad. Who am I to talk?
But it should be for defense and the people should have a healthy respect
for its threat to their liberty and their economic well being.
Even the defense industry is concerned about it.