“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
Key members of the administration’s National Security team—Deputy Secretary Lynn and Secretary Clinton among them—and key congressional leaders have expressed support for a National Security Budget that would allow the overall balance of resources devoted to military forces, homeland security and non-military international affairs to be considered as an integrated whole.
Security is not just about the military. When we speak of security, we are talking about freedom from military conflicts and terrorist attacks. But we also believe that security involves access to sufficient food and shelter, good health care and good jobs, a clean environment and well-functioning, accountable political structures.