America

Tucson

Early jet fighters crowd the fields of the Boneyard, as this section of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is popularly known, in Tucson, Arizona. More than 4,200 war planes of every type and description have been retired here since World War II, making for a breathtaking illustration of the power (and waste of resources) at the heart of the military-industrial complex John Kenneth Galbraith and President Eisenhower warned us about.

Go here for more information on the Pima Air & Space Museum.

Go here to watch Eisenhower’s farewell speech.

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