Posts Tagged: spending priorities
Just 10 percent of the Pentagon budget could end homelessness, increase our COVID testing 44 times over, or send a $2,300 check to every unemployed American.
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.
Even House Republicans can't stomach spending $17,000 on a helicopter drip pan.
The United States accounts for approximately 43 percent of all global military expenditures.
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.
It is official U.S. doctrine that defense, diplomacy and development are co-equal contributors to our security.