Rather than returning the savings to the taxpayers, the plan means to plow those savings back into the Pentagon budget.
Techies who’ve come of age in a country perpetually at war are saying they don’t want their talents used to kill people.
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 Priorities Working Group, the principal information-sharing collaboration of U.S. NGOs working on reducing Pentagon […]
For years, it has been the only federal agency that can’t pass an audit.
The Pentagon’s Office of Economic Adjustment mostly missed its chance to wean communities off America’s dependence on defense economics.
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 Obama era $2 billion commitment to the Green Climate Fund, and wants to slash funding to U.S. […]
Military spending will reach $700 billion under the deal to reopen the government, despite reports of hundreds of billions in Pentagon waste.
Backing down from nuclear war would make us a lot safer than piling more money into the Pentagon.
Facing financial ruin and the ruins of South Texas, some hawks want to throw more money at the military. That’s ludicrous.
Why am I going to Washington, DC next Saturday? Why do I want to join with others in the People’s Climate March to surround the White House? Why do I want to tell Trump to pay attention to the fires in Florida, the floods in California, and — far from our shores — the drought across the Middle […]
President Donald Trump plans to request a massive shift in funding from the civilian sector to the military in his first budget proposal to the United States Congress. “President Trump’s budget would pay for a 54 billion dollar increase to defense — relative to legally-mandated budget caps for for fiscal year 18 — by decreasing funding for […]
Throwing money at the Pentagon while gutting other programs that protect Americans shouldn’t make anyone feel safer.
The president says he’ll protect our interests against the boondoggle weapons makers. Don’t believe him.
If Congress gets out of the way.
The brass asked for a report on eliminating waste. When investigators found some, the military buried it.