US Military Spending

I could imagine a gangster hiring armed guards and security technology and spending more than everyone else put together in the town. This suggests either paranoia or the gangster has made many enemies through his own criminal actions. A normal person does not need too spend that much on security. Just why then does the USA think it needs to spend more on the military than the rest of the world put together? I suggest it has nothing whatsoever to do with defence but with corruption of the military and the associated politicians shovelling out money in no-bid contracts to kick-back contractors.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)