Posts Tagged: military spending
The lumbering aircraft carrier known as the United States should be executing a pivot that lives up to its name: a shift from the martial to the pacific.
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.
The more state-of-the-art military technology is the more can go wrong with it ― especially during war-time.
America’s money-soaked political system simultaneously bolsters the military-industrial complex and undermines diplomacy.
A mindless, voracious invasive species threatens to take over politics as surely as the maritime version took over the Black Sea.
The best thing the American Empire can do is prepare the world for its eventual collapse.
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.
The "American Century" is most certainly coming to an end. The goal should be a smooth transition to a more cooperative world order.
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.
Why is the Obama administration pressing Europeans to increase military spending? And what should it matter to Washington if Britain remains in the EU?