People have been writing letters to Maine newspapers about the possibility of converting the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard to building something other than war ships. General Dynamics has their trolls at work ridiculing this suggestion on my Twitter account. Rather than feed them one by one, I offer this chart dispelling the notion that the fifth year in a row of increased military spending is necessary for the U.S. to be "safe" from the military might of other nations.
As even the Pentagon admits, climate change is the biggest threat to everyone's safety.
|Source: The New Yorker|