Tag Archives: cost of war

Tomgram: Making Sense of America’s Empire of Chaos

Donald Trump would have been inconceivable as president without those disastrous wars, those trillions squandered on them and on the military that’s fought them, and that certainly qualifies as “impact” enough.

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, On Seeing America’s Wars Whole, A Letter to the NYT

The key point is that when it comes to recent American wars, the Times offers coverage without perspective.

The Pentagon Budget as Corporate Welfare for Weapons Makers | Tomgram: William Hartung

In translation, they’re telling Congress that they have more money than even they can spend in the time allotted.

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars

Autopilot Wars: Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting?

The Cost of War: Jack Nelson Pallmeyer at Peacestock (Video)

Militarism as religion in America, permanent war state, and non-military solutions.

Accounting, or not, for the cost of war by Adam Johnson

Politics is priorities, and ours align with a specific class whose interests are far out of line with the collective good.

William Hartung | The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker: Never Has a Society Spent More for Less

Put another way, preparations for and the pursuit of war will ensure that any future America is dirtier, sicker, poorer, more rickety, and less safe.

New Infographics showing world military spending in 2016

World military spending 2016:
$1.69 Trillion

John Pilger | Inside the Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump

Today, the invisible government has never been more powerful and less understood.

The Cost of War

▶ Linda Bilmes on the True Cost of War • Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

Bilmes: We have been using entirely borrowed money to finance our wars.

“The Cost of War, the Price of Peace”: Take an Online course with Kathy Kelly this summer, July 1 to August 31

      Dear Friends, Warm greetings, from Kabul.I’ll return to the U.S. in time to begin teaching an online course, July 1 – August 31.  The school was organized by ZMagazine, but is now called “The World Institute for Social Change.” I’m eager to give it a try but am anxious I’ll feel like a […]

Lawrence Wittner: The World Still Splurges on War

Amid continued splurging on war – with the U.S. government still far-and-away the world’s leader – there are a few hopeful signs as common citizens learn from the likes of Gandhi and become more suspicious of advocates for violent conflict, writes Lawrence S. Wittner. By Lawrence S. Wittner  ConsortiumNews.com  June 2, 2014 National officials certainly assume […]

Patty Guerrero: About Condoleezza Rice being the featured speaker at the University of Minnesota Distinguished Carlson Series

March, 29, 2014 Dear Editor,      I have read the many pro comments about Condoleezza Rice being the featured speaker at the University of Minnesota Distinguished Carlson Series and wonder a few things.      Do these people (and the people who invited her) already forget what she did in authorizing the war in […]

Meredith Aby: On the 12-year anniversary of the war on Afghanistan

“The UN reported this year that civilian casualties have increased 16 percent this year.  In two different UN reports this year they documented that the increase in fighting this year has overly affected women and children – there has been a 30 percent increase in injuries and deaths of children and a 60 percent jump in deaths […]

Bruce Gagnon: The Soul of Our Nation – War

American communities have become addicted to war spending and military production.  As most traditional manufacturing industry has moved overseas seeking cheaper labor the best jobs in most parts of the nation are building weapons. posted by Bruce K. Gagnon  August 29 2013   Organizing Notes This is how it works. The US has been providing […]

[Video] Kathy Kelly> The Cost of War and Nonviolent Noncooperation

Kathy Kelly, Peacestock 2013 from Bill Sorem PLUS 1 week ago   Kathy Kelly is a tireless peace activist, pacifist, author and founder of Voices in the Wilderness but now a co-leader and co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She lives in Chicago. IL when she is not speaking all over the world and residing in Afghanistan or […]

Cost of War Trade offs> Taxpayers in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will pay $317.7 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted.

Trade-Offs, Cost of War Do you want to know the Trade offs for your state, your city, your Congressional District? Go to CostofWar.com and select Trade Offs. Taxpayers in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will pay $317.7 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided: 151,124 Annual Energy Costs […]

Almost Half of New Veterans Seek Disability Compensation

Almost Half of New Veterans Seek Disability Compensation  Amanda Peterson Beadle    Published: Tuesday 29 May 2012 Nation of Change “Officials say that the number of disability claims is increasing because of better treatment for battlefield wounds and more outreach from the Department of Veterans Affairs.” About 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars […]

Alexander Cockburn> Time for the Tumbrils!

Time for the Tumbrils! by Alexander Cockburn   February 12, 2012   creators.com Back in the 1960s, Herbert Marcuse pointed out in one of his books that the Pentagon had given up on verbs. Pentagonese consisted of clotted groups of nouns, marching along in groups of three or four. Verbs, which connected nouns in purposive […]