The United States Military budget exceeds the next 9 countries on the list combined ref. here. A great deal of Hollywood movies portrait the glory of war and present violence as something entertaining and even "funny". In the USA over 2,5% of the population has been to prison ref. here and here which make them number one in the western world. This country has also the highest homicide rate in the developing world only exceeded by Canada ref. here and it's the country with most guns per person in the world ref. here Even some mainstream media acknowledges that the USA government started false flags operations such us the Gulf of Tonkin to go to war ref. here and it's even accepted that there are Central Intelligence agents in the mainstream media as in the disclosed Operation Mockingbird. Also there is a persistent-through-the-decades army culture in which marines are portrait as heroes and brave role models to society who fight for freedom and obey the "call of duty" no questions asked.
Are there any intellectuals preferably from outside the USA that realise that violence and war are part of the USA culture and economy and if there is a political interest in keeping it that way?
“Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” Henry Kissinger