Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020

     But, sadly, building the mightiest military forces in world history had greater appeal to the governments of the United States, China, and Russia.  Perhaps, someday, people will ask whether increasing preparations for war by these nations—mostly designed to destroy one another—was the best these governments could do as their populations sank into widespread disease, death, and poverty. […]