The president wants to put the U.S. on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency.
Throwing money at the Pentagon while gutting other programs that protect Americans shouldn’t make anyone feel safer.
The president says he’ll protect our interests against the boondoggle weapons makers. Don’t believe him.
The brass asked for a report on eliminating waste. When investigators found some, the military buried it.
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The logic of military spending leads countries to effectively destroy their own property and burn down their own villages.
He’s right that “world’s policeman” is not a viable role for the U.S. to play. Eventually, someone with a bigger brain and a smaller ego will pick up this message, run with it, and win big at the polls.
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.
The Obama administration’s final Pentagon budget calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia.
Boosting the Pentagon’s budget amounts to robbing domestic programs we desperately need.
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.