As our climate crisis plays out in increased refugee flows and natural disasters, the government is still wasting money on ineffective, traditional military security.
Defense-dependent communities need to start diversifying their economies now, before shifts in Pentagon spending leave them with few viable alternatives.
Experts will discuss the military budget, job creation, and rebalancing our national security in an interactive dialog that will be broadcast across the country.
The “American Century” is most certainly coming to an end. The goal should be a smooth transition to a more cooperative world order.
The United States has been at war for more years than it has been at peace. War is not a “last resort,” something we fall back on when diplomacy, sanctions and other tools fail. It has become our normal condition.
Dick Cheney and House Republicans claim military spending cuts will hurt the country, but most of the pain will be in military contractors’ pockets.
Experts skeptical about aerospace industry study on military spending and jobs. “Defense contractors are notoriously bad jobs creators,” said IPS Research Fellow Miriam Pemberton.
A detailed analysis of the actions and impact of sections relating to nuclear weapons in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013.
The Global Day of Action on Military Spending, of course
U.S. government wants to have it both ways: sanctions on Iran while hiring a contractor that does business with Iran.
Just like anything else, with national-security strategy nature abhors a vacuum.
Dear Secretary Panetta: U.S. Taxpayers Have Better Things to Do With Their Money Than Fund Nukes in Europe
The Project for Government Oversight has written a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta reminding him that it’s U.S. taxpayers who pay for nuclear weapons in Europe.
Expert Available: Miriam Pemberton calls President Obama’s proposed military strategy “timid in the extreme,” saying proposed changes are “inadequate”
“The President followed his bold action in defying Congress to get his consumer protection bureau going by announcing a new military strategy that is timid in the extreme,” said Pemberton.
Defense cuts — especially to nuclear weapons — are the silver lining of our economic crisis.
A study commissioned by the largest defense industry trade association says that military spending creates jobs. The facts, however, indicate otherwise.