Untouchable military spending

An exclusive excerpt from former senator and Canadian ambassador for disarmament Douglas Roche’s new book, How We Stopped Loving the Bomb.

Former senator and Canadian disarmament ambassador Douglas Roche's latest book.
Douglas Roche
Published: Monday, 04/11/2011 12:00 am EDT

Often the military debate over military spending versus the needs of the poor is presented in terms of guns versus butter. The debate is thus framed in moral terms (the number of children who could be fed with the cost of one stealth fighter, for example.)

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