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In his first budget that he’ll soon present to Congress, President Donald Trump is asking for a 10% increase in defense spending.  This week we’ll talk with a journalist who makes the argument that for generations America has been addicted to war.  Molly Sinclair McCartney finished the book her late husband, national security reporter James McCartney, started more than a decade ago that pulls together the many interconnected strands of the military-industrial-congressional-intelligence-think tank complex. The book makes the point these forces have come to dominate foreign and economic policy and have lead the United States into endless military interventions and wars, and that America has a vested interest in war.
In an extended interview, Molly Sinclair McCartney talks about some of the many planes,  destroyers, and other weapons that have run billions of dollars over-budget, or were built even though they were never requested by the Pentagon.  Molly also talks about what military experts believe is a much bigger threat to America than terrorist groups like ISIS.