Mother Jones has a good article in its latest edition that details how the Pentagon is fighting back against proposed cuts in "defense spending." Reading the article is what reminded me of how my mother would regard this "defense spending" misnomer. Check the charts in the article. The United States government is spending more on its military than is spent by all of the next ten countries combined (and those include Russia and China).
I think my Mom would agree. That's just offensive.
(2) Gary Patton personal collection.