"Why the US is not leaving Iraq"
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SubjectActivism; Antiwar movement; Military contractor corruption; Military industrial complex; Military spending--United States; War mongers; War profiteers
Powerful beneficiaries of war dividends, who are often indistinguishable from the policy makers who pushed for the invasion of Iraq, have been pocketing hundreds of billions of dollars by virtue of war. More than anything else, it is the pursuit and the safeguarding of those plentiful spoils of war that are keeping US troops in Iraq.
Ismael Hossein-zadeh is a professor of economics at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He is the author of the newly published book, The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism. His Web page is http://www.cbpa.drake.edu/hossein-zadeh
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Hossein-zadeh, Ismael (Center for Global Trade and Development, 2006-04-06)In the first part of this study I will examine the economic implications and consequences of the recent external military adventures for U.S. global markets. After showing that such military adventures cannot be justified ...