Posts Tagged: military budget
Aid to foreign militaries is quickly eclipsing development assistance in the U.S. foreign aid budget.
Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
A great deal of good can happen if military contractors and militarized communities invest in new energy technology rather than Cold War weapons systems.
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.
We can save $440 billion over a 10-year period without compromising national security.
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.
Experts skeptical about aerospace industry study on military spending and jobs. "Defense contractors are notoriously bad jobs creators," said IPS Research Fellow Miriam Pemberton.
Over 130 events planned in 39 countries on Tuesday, April 17. Actions come as new global military spending data released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Action coincides with U.S. tax day.
Can we close the Futenma U.S. Marine Base in Japan Without Constructing Additional Marine Bases in Okinawa?
What happened to the idea of saving money?