“Defense spending increased sharply in the Trump years and is now substantially higher than it was during the Korean or Vietnam War eras or during the massive military buildup President Ronald Reagan oversaw in the 1980s. Today, it consumes well over half of the nation’s discretionary budget…”

CLIMATE CHANGE REBECCA GORDON

Finding Hope for Humanity’s Survival at a 100 Seconds to Midnight

[Alan Cleaver / CC BY 2.0]

By Rebecca Gordon / TomDispatch  Scheerpost  February 11, 2021
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Will the Biden Administration Dare Cut Military Spending?

This year’s presidential election was decided primarily by voter concerns about Covid-19 and the economy, not by voters crying out for a continuation of America’s endless wars or demanding yet more money for the Pentagon.

[West Point – The U.S. Military Academy / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

By William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger / TomDispatch  Scheerpost


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