Since 9/11 attacks, the so-called war on terrorism has evolved into a business. In the name of fighting terrorism, business entities have been formed which generate income as long as the war on terrorism continues. But lines become blurred when senior politicians and decision makers press ahead with this war merely aimed at making money.
The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work. That was according to Washington Post’s investigative journalists Dana Priest and William Arkin
Some 15 years after the so-called war on terror, many jobs were created that depend on this campaign. Given that the US economy is still recovering, the Washington administration is reluctant to make deep cuts that may affect the economy.
And the latest enemy that the US is battling, creating more funds to deal with it: the war against the ISIL terrorists.
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