The debate over defense spending isn't what it looks like.
Boosting the Pentagon's budget amounts to robbing domestic programs we desperately need.
Lawmakers and military administrators are shifting baseline funding to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, which is exempt from mandatory cuts.
Defense-dependent communities need to start diversifying their economies now, before shifts in Pentagon spending leave them with few viable alternatives.
Experts will discuss the military budget, job creation, and rebalancing our national security in an interactive dialog that will be broadcast across the country.
Fear? A simple need for speed? Or something else?
Of every tax dollar the federal government collects, 26.5 cents goes to the Pentagon.
The U.S. war in Iraq may be over, but we owe an apology to all those who suffered from the war.
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.
Obama's Pentagon-chief nomination signals that the White House isn't looking to move towards a military attack on Iran any time soon.