A Quarter of Biden’s Budget Will Go to Pentagon Contractors
Today the White House released the President’s budget request, laying out the President’s priorities for the country.
Seven Things We Could Do If We Cut the Pentagon by $100 Billion
We could fund programs that meet real human needs for basics like housing, food, education, and child care.
We Can’t Afford Another War
The United States spent over 800 billion dollars on the war in Iraq, while social services and infrastructure crumbled at home.
We Need These Amendments to the 2020 NDAA
While we debate the enormous Pentagon budget, let’s also keep an eye on these four critical amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.
Did the First Democratic Debate Ask the Right Questions?
Twenty candidates were questioned at the first Democratic debate. Here’s what they didn’t say, but should have.
As Harmful Spending Policies Loom, IPS Teams Up with Federal Budget Experts
The National Priorities Project is joining the Institute for Policy Studies to fight for a budget that prioritizes people over profit.
U.S. Military Names Climate Change an Urgent Threat, But Where’s the Money?
As our climate crisis plays out in increased refugee flows and natural disasters, the government is still wasting money on ineffective, traditional military security.
It’s Time to Reduce Economic Dependence on Pentagon Spending
Defense-dependent communities need to start diversifying their economies now, before shifts in Pentagon spending leave them with few viable alternatives.
National “Town Hall” Broadcast Will Spur Dialog on Job Creation and Military
Experts will discuss the military budget, job creation, and rebalancing our national security in an interactive dialog that will be broadcast across the country.
Sequestering American Exceptionalism
The “American Century” is most certainly coming to an end. The goal should be a smooth transition to a more cooperative world order.
America’s Warfare Welfare State
The United States has been at war for more years than it has been at peace. War is not a “last resort,” something we fall back on when diplomacy, sanctions and other tools fail. It has become our normal condition.
The 800,000 Government Jobs Republicans Won’t Cut
Dick Cheney and House Republicans claim military spending cuts will hurt the country, but most of the pain will be in military contractors’ pockets.
Industry-backed study on defense and jobs still flawed, say experts
Experts skeptical about aerospace industry study on military spending and jobs. “Defense contractors are notoriously bad jobs creators,” said IPS Research Fellow Miriam Pemberton.
Line-by-line Analysis of National Defense Authorization Act, Nuclear Provisions
A detailed analysis of the actions and impact of sections relating to nuclear weapons in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013.