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Costs of War

The Question Beneath Electric Boat's Ascent: Why Do We Need These Ships?

September 15, 2017 The Providence Journal

Tensions are building over plans to build a new fleet of ballistic missile submarines over the coming decades at defense contractor Electric Boat. The Costs of War Project at the Watson Institute recently published a paper that found military related spending generated fewer direct positions and supply-chain jobs per $1 million in government money than clean energy, health care, education or infrastructure.