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The Pentagon Increase Is the Size of the Entire CDC Budget

One of the most confounding decisions in the president’s budget request was the decision to increase the Pentagon and war budgets.

Biden Is Thinking Big on Jobs. On the Pentagon, He Should Think Smaller.

An increase in the military budget won’t make us safer or more prosperous.

Biden’s Pentagon is Still Trump’s Pentagon

Biden’s recent Pentagon budget proposal would increase Pentagon and war spending from $740 billion in FY2021 to $753 billion in FY2022.

Pentagon and Tax Cheats Already Cost Taxpayers Far More Than Biden’s Job Plan

Biden’s American Jobs Plan calls for $2.3 trillion in federal spending over eight years. That’s a lot, but much less than we spend on our military.

Pouring Money into the Pentagon Can’t Prevent Another Pandemic

“This increase will only feed contractor greed and increase the likelihood of more military conflicts in more places.”

Peace Groups Urge Support for the PRO Act

The PRO Act would help the U.S. serve as a global model for labor rights, reducing conflict, and promoting peace.

18 Years of Invasion in Iraq

We must end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the next time our leaders argue for the necessity of war, it’s up to us to resist.

The National Security State Doesn’t Protect Us. Let’s Redefine Security for All.

Militarism isn’t security. Real security encompasses justice, health, housing, food, education, and civil rights.

Will the Space Force Take the Pentagon Budget to Infinity and Beyond?

Biden has reversed some high profile Trump policies. One he hasn’t signaled much change on, though, is the vast overreach of the Pentagon.

Looming Failure of Stimulus Exposes GOP’s Double Standards on the Deficit

Millions of people are still unemployed, facing eviction or foreclosure, and scrambling to get enough to eat.

Reimagining School Safety

A look at the dangers posed to students by law enforcement and how to invest in real school safety for our nation’s children.

Austerity Politics Aren’t Going to Cut Out of Control Pentagon Spending

The call to cut military spending should be paired with a demand for the investments that are worth making — and a critique of the wars that aren’t.

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Cutting the Pentagon to Support Our Real Needs

To cut 10 percent of the Pentagon budget, let’s end our Middle East wars, reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, and turn off the spigot to arms contractors.

Ten Better Uses for Ten Percent of the Pentagon Budget

Military spending is at historically high levels, and increasing under Trump. A ten percent cut is an overdue correction to the bloated Pentagon budget.

Cut the Pentagon 10 Percent, Invest in Public Health

Tanks and ships can’t save us from our greatest dangers, so let’s pay for the things that can.

Report: No Warming, No War

In the face of both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, we urgently need to shift from a culture of war to a culture of care.

Remember Trump’s Choices: War, Walls, and Wall Street

There are few clearer ways to see an administration’s choices than its budget. Here’s what we found in the president’s.

Trump’s 2021 Budget Cuts Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Increases Foreign Military Aid

The president’s 2021 budget aims to cut funding for an already struggling State Department by $1.5 billion, and slash humanitarian aid by nearly 40 percent.

Trump’s 2021 Budget Is Not Only Immoral — It’s Also Unaffordable

Progressive proposals are always met with affordability questions. Those same questions must be put to conservatives, starting with Trump’s 2021 budget.

Trump’s 2021 Budget Gives 55 Percent to the Military

Congress won’t pass the president’s 2021 budget proposal as is, but it’s clear Trump wants to boost military spending while divesting from everything else.