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Nov 28, 2019

While military spending as percentage of GDP is down, GDP has increased - so we're actually spending more in real terms, but - despite this - the number of deaths due to warfare is down.

Confused? Trust me - it gets a whole lot worse, but the Data Monkey joins me to explain it all.

Nov 21, 2019

Stand up comedian and Master Sergeant in the US Army, Benari Poulten, discusses 20 years of military service, the impacts of the War on Terror, and the role Big Macs played in thwarting Al Qaeda.

Nov 14, 2019

We talk about military spending in terms of dollars, but rarely do we talk about the opportunity costs of not investing those dollars in other areas. Economist Heidi Peltier from The Costs of War Project discusses the potential job creating benefits of investing in infrastructure, education, and renewable energy...

Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Lindsay Cohn of the US Naval War College discusses what the military needs to remain competitive in the 21st century, and some of the threats the current instability in the US government present from a national security standpoint.