Published on August 13th, 2015 | by I Am Awake

Why We Fight (2005)

‘Why We Fight’ explains the symbiotic relationship between arms manufacturers, contractors, media and high levels of the US government who promote and subsequently profit from a series of illegal wars.

Since World War II, the United States has been almost constantly involved in combat, active participants in a string of wars fought entirely on foreign shores. Eugene Jarecki’s documentary examines this phenomenon outside of partisan bickering, thoughtfully exploring what Eisenhower called “the business of war.” Speaking to veterans of wars in Vietnam and Iraq, as well as military experts and journalists, the film discusses defense spending, foreign policy and the military-industrial complex.

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