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One needn’t be a climate purist to whistleblow on military

After reading James Smith’s Jan. 28 letter, I checked the Register-Guard’s policy. I was relieved to see that sainthood is not a requirement, because I have a lot to say about the military’s gargantuan negative impact on climate and I don’t ride a bike. … Read...

The U.S. Defense Department Is Losing the Battle Against Climate Change

A rock seawall protecting the Air Force’s Cape Lisburne Long Range Radar Station on the North East Alaska coast is under increasing duress from extreme weather patterns affecting Arctic sea ice—nearly $50 million has been spent replacing vulnerable parts of the...

Fighting the last war with borrowed money

On Friday, while the White House press corps was playing Dungeons and Dragons: the Judge Kavanaugh edition, President Trump was signing an $854 billion dollar spending bill with no reporters present. The almost $1trillion package included an obscene $674 billion...

A Plan to Save $25 Billion at the Pentagon

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released a plan last week to cut $25 billion in spending at the Pentagon, largely through reductions in what the lawmaker says are duplications and inefficiencies within the sprawling department. The plan...

Women Against War Presents Miriam Pemberton

Miriam Pemberton is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. She directs its Peace Economy Transitions Project which focuses on helping to build the foundations of a postwar economy at the federal, state and local levels. She co-chairs the Budget...

A tale of two policies: climate change, Trump, and the U.S. military

The U.S. government appears to be of two minds, with utterly opposing worldviews, on climate change policy. On one hand, the Trump Administration has pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, has proposed eliminating three vital new climate satellites, reneged on an...