Posts Tagged: military spending
The NATO intervention in Libya is likely to produce a more militarized and insecure world, and this will be its most enduring legacy.
What happened to the idea of saving money?
A study commissioned by the largest defense industry trade association says that military spending creates jobs. The facts, however, indicate otherwise.
Even if sequestration cuts across all military programs, this sort of ham-handed approach is safely doable.
The Pentagon has too much hardware once thought necessary to defeat the Soviet Union.
The Pentagon is scrambling to protect its flank in these budget-cutting times.
One county dared to stand up to the military-industrial complex. The complex has fought back.
Aid to Israel dodges the austerity bullet.
Some are arguing that the military budget can't be cut because it will cost jobs. This summary of a 2009 study shows that, compared to other forms of federal spending, the military budget is a very poor job creator indeed.
It is official U.S. doctrine that defense, diplomacy and development are co-equal contributors to our security.