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.
Hundreds of thousands of jobs are tied to the fortunes of Pentagon spending, but the People’s Budget has the means to overcome this dependency.
Sanders would find plenty to get rid of in America’s bloated defense budget.
The Obama administration’s final Pentagon budget calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia.
Our foreign policy is aggressive, parochial, and hard-hearted. Unless voters finally demand differently, our next president will be the same.
Washington is effectively subsidizing Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal — the fastest-growing in the world — even as the country drifts closer to China and Russia.
America’s top ally in East Asia is bulking up its military, picking fights with its neighbors, and showing a blithe disregard for democracy.
Boosting the Pentagon’s budget amounts to robbing domestic programs we desperately need.
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?