Posts Tagged: pentagon budget
Under-reported stories from around the world on the military industrial complex, the global class war, and doomsday.
Half of Pentagon spending goes to contractors, the military budget is set to skyrocket, and the Trump administration is peddling arms all over the world.
If any other public agency had blown hundreds of billions of dollars, Congress would hold hearings. If it's the Pentagon, it gets $80 billion more.
No one expected Trump to be a peace president, but he seems bent on taking us to the verge of World War III.
The president apparently wants to put the U.S. on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency.
Throwing money at the Pentagon while gutting other programs that protect Americans shouldn't make anyone feel safer.
The logic of military spending leads countries to effectively destroy their own property and burn down their own villages.
Why has waste at the Pentagon been so hard to rein in? Simple: The military-industrial complex profits from waste.
It might take someone of Trump’s vapid visibility to drive home the point that "world’s policeman" is not a viable role for the U.S. to play.
The budget proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus de-funds the Pentagon and invests new money in transitioning away from America's military-dependent economy.