Trump’s promise at the latest CPAC conference to unite the GOP as a party for the American worker is in direct conflict with his promise to increase military funding, IPS foreign policy expert Phyllis Bennis told the Real News Network.
As part of a forum in the Nation on how to build the political revolution, Phyllis Bennis tells us how the U.S. can end its militarized foreign policy.
President Obama just announced he’s keeping 8,400 troops in Afghanistan—but it’s time for the U.S. to withdraw fully.
IPS defense expert Miriam Pemberton explains that the United States military remains the most powerful on earth by far in this segment of Campaign for America’s Future “Burning Issues” video series.
We may have the best chance since the end of the Cold War to achieve a less militarized economy.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ new budget goes after areas of wasteful spending that other legislators won’t touch.
A Dialogue spurred by Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. Robert Pollin, University of Massachusetts; Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell
The New Internationalism newsletter on sequestration and military budget, an uprising in Palestinian, and 2013 anniversaries.
In fact, sequestration will not “gut” our military. Sequestration will take our military budget back to the level it was in 2007, when we were still fighting two wars.
Fact Sheet: $440 billion Can be Trimmed from Military Budget Over a 10-year Period Without Compromising National Security
“We can make cuts to the military budget without compromising our national security. The Unified Security Budget shows how to cut Pentagon spending to the levels required by sequestration, but still invest in programs that strengthen national security.” – Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies
Fact Sheet: “Rebalancing our National Security: The Benefits of Implementing a Unified Security Budget”
We can save $440 billion over a 10-year period without compromising national security.
The Pentagon’s budget has plenty of fat, but cuts need to be targeted.
New Report: Unified Security Budget Task Force Recommends Spending Reforms to Strengthen National Security, Reduce the Deficit
Narrows Funding Gap Between Offense and Prevention to Strengthen Security, Reduce Deficit, Create Jobs
Paul Ryan’s spending plans call for slashing the money the State Department can use to protect diplomats.
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.