Tagged: military budget
President Obama just announced he’s keeping 8,400 troops in Afghanistan—but it’s time for the U.S. to withdraw fully.
IPS defense expert Miriam Pemberton explains that the United States military remains the most powerful on earth by far in this segment of Campaign for America's Future “Burning Issues” video series.
We may have the best chance since the end of the Cold War to achieve a less militarized economy.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus' new budget goes after areas of wasteful spending that other legislators won't touch.
A dialogue with Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. Robert Pollin, University of Massachusetts; Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell.
The New Internationalism newsletter on sequestration and military budget, an uprising in Palestinian, and 2013 anniversaries.
In fact, sequestration will not "gut" our military. Sequestration will take our military budget back to the level it was in 2007, when we were still fighting two wars.
"We can make cuts to the military budget without compromising our national security. The Unified Security Budget shows how to cut Pentagon spending to the levels required by sequestration, but still invest in programs that strengthen national security." - Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies
We can save $440 billion over a 10-year period without compromising national security.
The Pentagon's budget has plenty of fat, but cuts need to be targeted.