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The United States spends nearly as much on military power as every other country in the world combined, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. It says that we spend more than six times as much as the country with the next highest budget, China.
That's the first of four bulleted paragraphs of facts about the military offered by Nicholas Kristof in a column titled The Big (Military) Taboo. You might know that. You might even know that we have troops at 560 bases outside the United States. That's the 2nd. And the third?
The intelligence community is so vast that more people have "top secret" clearance than live in Washington, D.C.
But I have not yet offered the most shocking, from the 4th of those paragraphs, for which I suggest you continue below the fold.