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They are proud about it - DoD website

http://www.defense.gov/about/dod101.aspx

"In terms of people and operations, we’re busier than just about all of the nation’s largest private sector companies."

"The Department of Defense has a budget of four hundred nineteen point three billion dollars and more than three million employees; Wal-Mart has a budget of about two hundred twenty-seven billion dollars and employs about one-point-three million people; Exxon-Mobil has a budget of two hundred billion dollars and employs almost ninety-eight thousand; the GM company budget equals one hundred eighty-one billion dollars, it has a workforce of three-hundred sixty-five thousand people; and Ford has a budget of one-hundred sixty billion dollars, and employs three-hundred fifty-four thousand, four hundred people."

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo