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Tuesday, 9/8/15

by: Anna Lueth

Tuesday, 9/8/15 SOC 105

Anna Lueth
GPA 3.0
Social Problems (GT-SS3)
Joshua Adam Sbicca

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Social Problems (GT-SS3)
Joshua Adam Sbicca
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Date Created: 09/08/15
9815 I State Power and Militarism A Hegemony 1 The idea that the state is able to influence the way people think broadly about the world ll Social Structure and the Military A Tilly1990 argues that the military is at the heart of the modern state 1 Military a way to maintain borders B The only sanctioned violence is state sanctioned violence C A monopoly on the means and modes of coercion allows the state to maintain control of the domestic sphere D In a geopolitical context threat ofability to wage war grounds much foreign policy lll Social Construction of Violence A Terrorismlllegal vs Militarism Legal 1 Outcomes are similardeath a some form of violence is used to kill someone else 2 911 Terrorism 3 A troop in Iraq killing a civilian part of war 4 Construction of militarism and terrorism varies quite often depending on where you are N Military Vs Education Government B Auniluh lohlililary J f 1 I J V I ManpowerMales 7 39lllllJthi I a w Enueoterl Duration Ill Education For Males Australia Norway Willii n Military Expenditure Migrant In Population quota r BuMoiorBounnlos a man 7 or snout 395 39 I m w son 3H3 Em seas mm fl China 339ru t39l39oighfetlllug intzns om India Iran Jami Raina Fluiia Ull USA Int Alghonmquot Emquot l Size of the US Military 2014 A Over 135 million active military personnel all volunteer military 9815 B 826000 in guard or reserve called up for support missions backup troops airport patrol guarding prison detainees C 742000 civilians on military payroll 1 ex Edward Snowden a Worked for a contractor who was payed by the US government to do certain types of work D 250 billion annually to maintain troops equipment fleet and bases overseas US military presence abroad H 1 Many military operations outsourced to private firmsheights of recent wars there were more contractors than troops a Do military contractors appropriately spend taxpayer dollars 2 Carbon footprint of the military is hugeconsumes 111 million barrels oilyear a one of the largest polluters on the planet b Largest nonnation consumer of energy on the planet c SuperFund sites i Determined as so toxic that no one can live onaround them Military responsible for most of this I Secret US Military Abroad A US Special Operations CommandSOCOM was established in 1987 for Iran hostage affair 1 Assassinations counterterrorist raids longrange reconnaissance intelligence analysis foreign troop training WMD counterproliferation and online propaganda 2 37000 personnel in the early 1990s grown to almost 72000 3 Since 911 budget grown 23 to 104 billion 9815 B In 2014 US Special Operations forces were deployed in 133 nations up from 60 at the end of the Bush presidency C The command is at its absolute zenith And it is indeed a golden age for special operations General Joseph Votel lllcurrent commander of SOCOM D CIA uses existing facilities in Djibouti Ethiopia and the UAE for covert drone wars E US Military Spending 1 F lreeident e Prepeeeel Discretionary Spending Fiseal Year 21111111 Edueetien 7 Effquotu Geeernment 6 veteransquot Efff v Heueing a Cemmunity g Site Health 5 International Affairs MHMW 3 ere Energy E Eiwirenmerrt 3 Seienee 3 Treneperle tien 3 lL b quot a it 39 Seuree l 2 FEW 5 fatQNWIME Helene Premise P ejeet 1 ter 41 l Reasons for High Defense Spending A Ongoing fear of nuclear weapons B Unsafe World terrorism and aggression must be confronted and contained C Defense spending brings PROFITS to corporations creates jobs and generates economic growth D Having costliest military which contributes to unmatched strength and technological advancement dissuades potential challenge II Top Secret Network of Government and its Contractors lll Inside Nature of Contracts A Corporate military contractors eager for contracts 1 There are few risks of failure 2 Most contracts awarded without competitive bidding 9815 VI 3 Pentagon subsidizes contracts with free research and development public lands and buildings 4 Defense spending does not compete in consumer market Contractors Often Squander Money A The Pentagon has paid 11 trillion to hundreds of defense contractors and their parent companies that have defrauded the government over the past ten years DoD Report Corporate War Profiteering A DoDDepartment of Defense contracts keep getting more expensive 1 Corporations spend millions on lobbying a Ten largest defense contractors spent more than 27 million lobbying federal government Death Toll of War Iraq A Not Just Numbers but People Iraq war deaths 10 years on Number of documented fatalities Civilians estimated I 05 and coalition troops 4000 3500 P 3000 W 2500 r eeeeeeeee 2000 iiiiii is r 1500 1000 e 77777 a 500 0 I I I II I I EllII I u 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2003 g 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2011 g 2013 March 20 Mayl Dec 13 June28 Oct 19 Dec 15 g Dec30 5 Nov 1 Janl 5 Dec 18 Feb1 USeledforces US Saddam UShands Saddam Iraqis Saddam Iraq and UShands LastofUS Sunni invadelraq President Husseinis E sovereignty Hussein 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