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Miriam Pemberton
Research Fellow
Foreign Policy In Focus

Institute for Policy Studies
Washington, DC, 20036

Foreign Policy In Focus

Miriam Pemberton

Miriam Pemberton is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, writing and speaking on demilitarization issues for its Foreign Policy In Focus project. She has recently published a report, "Military vs. Climate Security: Mapping the Shift from the Bush Years to the Obama Era," a follow-up to her other publication, "The Budgets Compared: Military vs. Climate Security." Miriam also leads a group that produces the annual “Unified Security Budget for the United States.” Formerly she was editor, researcher and finally director of the National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

With William Hartung of the New America Foundation, she is co-editor of the book "Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008).

Recent Work

Top 10 Myths of the Jobs Argument Against Military Cuts
August 14 - From the crowd that wants to shrink government because this will create jobs, we are now hearing that we can't shrink the Pentagon because that would cost jobs. Here are the main points of their case, rebutted one by one.

Letter to the Ed
Base Closures: How to Reap Savings from Base Realignment and Closure This Time
July 9 - As we enter a new period of postwar downsizing, a new BRAC can achieve substantial savings that Congress professes to crave.

Defense Industry Scare Tactics Won't Create Jobs
March 29 - Neither party adequately addresses the largest item in the discretionary budget: the Pentagon.

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