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Taxing Wars

The American Way of War Finance and the Decline of Democracy

Sarah Kreps

Why have the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq lasted longer than any others in American history? The conventional wisdom suggests that the move to an all-volunteer force and unmanned technologies such as drones have reduced the apparent burden of war so much that they have allowed these conflicts to continue almost unnoticed for years. Taxing Wars sugg...
Publish Date
2018
June 1
Goodreads rating
4
ISBN
9780190865306
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Dec 13, 2018
One can argue that the shift from conscripted to volunteer militaries has reduced the reluctance among the citizens who know they will never have to fight. Kreps tackles the treasure part of this equation, and reaches some sobering conclusions.      source