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The allocation of resources to the military is a major policy choice for the US. First, find out how much currently is spent on military programs from the National Priorities Project, a non-governmental organization based in Northampton, MA that aims to help citizens shape the federal budget by arming them with information they can use and understand, at: https://www.nationalpriorities.org/campaigns/military-spending-united-states/

In Washington, DC, research organizations provide information to political leaders regarding the military budget. At the following two sites find three arguments in favor of the current budget level (or increasing it) and three arguments for reducing the current spending level. Select one argument from each side as the most important reason for increasing/maintaining/reducing military spending. Then write a response to this argument, pointing out its weak points.

The Heritage Foundation is a think tank to promote conservative public policies based on a strong national defense.

http://www.heritage.org/defense/report/recommitting-strong-national-defense

Project on Defense Alternatives is a think tank to promote the broadest range of defense options that will allow significant reductions in the level of armed forces and military spending. http://www.comw.org/pda/

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