these are national security costs,
the Veterans Administration spent $100 billion last year.
the Department of Energy, annually, spends $20 billion on nuclear weapons.
Other departments responsible for national security are the National Security Agency ($30 billion), the CIA ($40) and one could even include the Coast Guard ($8 billion). These are all yearly costs. I'm tired of Neo-Cons saying that the National Security Agency has nothing to do with national security.