Tagged: military spending
For U.S. communities dependent on the same industries that have brought Russia to its knees, the time to start planning an economic transition is now.
Lawmakers and military administrators are shifting baseline funding to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, which is exempt from mandatory cuts.
The federal government needs to cut military spending to free up the money needed to meet the climate challenge.
Janet Redman, director of IPS' Climate Policy Program joins a panel of experts presented by Brooklyn For Peace – Climate Action to investigate why global efforts to stop climate change have failed so far, and what needs to be done.
We may have the best chance since the end of the Cold War to achieve a less militarized economy.
As we end the longest period of war in our history, we should be entering a period of postwar downsizing - but what about the communities dependent on the massive post-9/11 military budget?
Why should we maintain our grossly expensive military-industrial complex when tax dollars are so desperately needed at home?
Throughout this century, the Pentagon's share of the budget has grown as the non-military portion has shrunk.
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 U.S. government needs to develop a unified national security budget that allows the president and the Congress to make trade-offs like these.