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.
A chance to speak out before tax day to say how we want our money spent!
The “American Century” is most certainly coming to an end. The goal should be a smooth transition to a more cooperative world order.
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.
Why is the Obama administration pressing Europeans to increase military spending? And what should it matter to Washington if Britain remains in the EU?
Will Hegel follow in Panetta’s ideological footsteps when it comes to the Air-Sea, Cold War style battle in the Pacific?
There is a growing U.S. movement linking human and environmental needs with a demand to end our wars and liberate the vast resources they consume.
The pending budget deal must include long-overdue military spending cuts.
Even a conservative estimate of the true costs of garrisoning the globe comes to an annual total of about $170 billion–or maybe even more.