Tagged: Unified Security Budget
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.
"We can make cuts to the military budget without compromising our national security. The Unified Security Budget shows how to cut Pentagon spending to the levels required by sequestration, but still invest in programs that strengthen national security." - Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies
We can save $440 billion over a 10-year period without compromising national security.
Narrows Funding Gap Between Offense and Prevention to Strengthen Security, Reduce Deficit, Create Jobs
A team of experts recommend ways to rebalance our national security budget.
Paul Ryan's spending plans call for slashing the money the State Department can use to protect diplomats.
Dick Cheney and House Republicans claim military spending cuts will hurt the country, but most of the pain will be in military contractors' pockets.
Experts skeptical about aerospace industry study on military spending and jobs. "Defense contractors are notoriously bad jobs creators," said IPS Research Fellow Miriam Pemberton.
The military spending cut is real for the first time, but only about one percent of the Pentagon's total.
A study commissioned by the largest defense industry trade association says that military spending creates jobs. The facts, however, indicate otherwise.