Demilitarizing Our Democracy: How the National Security State Has Come to Dominate a “Civilian” Government

This month’s insurrection at the Capitol revealed the dismal failure of the Capitol Police and the Department of Defense to use their expertise and resources to thwart a clear and present danger to our democracy. As the government reform group Public Citizen tweeted, “If you’re spending $740,000,000,000 annually on ‘defense’ but fascists dressed for the renaissance fair can still storm the Capitol as they please, maybe it’s time to rethink national security?”

Source: Demilitarizing Our Democracy: How the National Security State Has Come to Dominate a “Civilian” Government

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