(purloined from Riotclitshave)
This reminds me that Sean's in Japan right now, so I'm expecting some pictures from him sooner than later. I already got a great one the other day.
An Associated Press investigation found that over the past five years, the money the military spends on winning hearts and minds at home and abroad has grown by 63 percent, to at least $4.7 billion this year, according to Department of Defense budgets and other documents. That's almost as much as it spent on body armor for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2004 and 2006.