Tagged: pentagon budget
As funding for military contracts shrinks, major defense contractors have started to edge their way into the business of implementing health care reform.
Lawmakers and military administrators are shifting baseline funding to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, which is exempt from mandatory cuts.
After less than two years as U.S. Secretary of Defense, what progress did Chuck Hagel make on the withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Pentagon budget, and the rise of the Islamic State?
Defense-dependent communities need to start diversifying their economies now, before shifts in Pentagon spending leave them with few viable alternatives.
The federal government needs to cut military spending to free up the money needed to meet the climate challenge.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the possibility of a renewed Cold War, longstanding tragedies in the Middle East, and the decline of Israeli influence.
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.
How can the United States afford to keep proving that it's bad at bringing peace to conflict-ridden Middle Eastern countries?
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.