Where do we want our taxes to go? To strengthen our communities? Or to build deadlier bombs?
Dateline: January 11, 1965: MIT President Stratton on the Military and Universities
Monday, November 10, 2014
On January 11, 1965, MIT President Julius Stratton spoke to the Technology and Culture Seminar. Here is an excerpt:
A Healthy Alliance? Universities and the Military
Sunday, November 9, 2014
The US military budget for fiscal year 2015 is $756.4 billion, the second largest Federal expenditure after Social Security ($896 billion). Of the military's $756 billion budget, approximately $80 billion is allocated for weapons research and development. And finally, of that $80 billion for weapons research and development, approximately $12 billion is awarded to American universities.