Drift

Drift

The Unmooring of American Military Power

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Identifying what the author believes to be a battle between the priorities of civilian life and the war, the host of the critically acclaimed The Rachel Maddow show explains that today's focus on national security is actually compromising national stability, tracing the historical events and contributing factors that have promoted a deeply militarized American culture.
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2012], p2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781617072307
Branch Call Number: V MADD DUA M 55
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (ca. 7 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.

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voisjoe1 Jun 09, 2013

“Drift” is a chapter-by-chapter portrayal how America’s military got so big as to equal the sum of all of the militaries of the developed nations. We learn how Reagan on one hand would lie about a so-called welfare queen that made $150,000 a year while on the other hand he was laying out billion dollar welfare programs for the largest military-industrial corporations of America. Reagan would start wars and/or threaten tiny countries such as Grenada, Panama, Cuba, and Nicaragua. Bush I and Bush II would see how popular a president becomes when he becomes a war-president and would see that one can silence the opposition party by calling them unpatriotic for the mere act of questioning the sanity of the war once it has started. The surprise for me in this book was the startling facts about the various mishaps the military has had with the thousands of nuclear missiles that are located throughout the world. I guess I should have realized with thousands, there must be some radioactive material released during mistakes or accidents made in their maintenance and transportation.

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