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Bernie Sanders: Out<strong> </strong>of the total U.S. military budget, &quot;significantly less than 10 percent of that money is used to fight international terrorism.&quot; <div>&nbsp;</div>

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Sanders: ‘Significantly less than 10%’ of defense dollars go to fight terrorism

The Paris terror attacks put foreign policy front and center at the Democratic debate in Iowa. Each of the three candidates urged their own form of a robust response. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., underscored the need to rethink how the nation spends its counterterrorism dollars. "This nation is the most powerful military in the world," Sanders said. "We're spending over $600 billion a year on the military. And yet significantly less than 10 percent of that money is used to fight international terrorism." We decided to explore that "less than 10 percent" figure. The Sanders campaign told us that Sanders …

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