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San Diego Leads Nation In Military Expenditures

Ana Tintocalis, KPBS

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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San Diego is ranked at the top in total military expenditures, payrolls, and retirement and disability payments. Its also at the top in defense contract work. Researcher Kelly Cunningham says the increase in military spending can be traced back to 2001 after the September 11 terrorist attacks. He says the military is keeping San Diego's economy afloat.