The U.S. Military can be Defeated — By Inflation

U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Viper Company, 1–26 Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, with the East Africa Response Force provide rooftop security during an emergency deployment readiness exercise at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Haley D. Phillips. Public domain.

This year Congress approved $847 billion for the U.S. military for fiscal 2023.

That’s a lot of scratch.

Scratch — (n) A term for cash money, paper, skrills, quid, banknotes, etc. Used since the start of the 20th Century in the U.S.

But despite that staggering defense budget, any working-class American will tell you that a dollar doesn’t go very far these days.

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Multi-Branch Veteran | Military & Global Security Writer for War is Boring, GENmag, OneZero, Edge | Law Student at WMU | TEDx Speaker | Dad to 3 | Hates nukes

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Wes O'Donnell

Multi-Branch Veteran | Military & Global Security Writer for War is Boring, GENmag, OneZero, Edge | Law Student at WMU | TEDx Speaker | Dad to 3 | Hates nukes