Thirty-six years into the U.S. base build-up in the Greater Middle East, military force has failed as a strategy for controlling the region, no less defeating terrorist organizations.
Posts Tagged: pentagon budget
The Pentagon is long overdue for an audit of its $555 billion budget, but Congress has failed to hold it accountable.
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 ending of the wars is coinciding with a broader defense downsizing.
Rather than just sitting on the sidelines, watching in anxiety and frustration as this Washington catfight proceeds, defense-dependent communities and workers should get going on the proverbial Plan B.