Tag Archives: defense budget

Reining In the Pentagon, by Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung

“It’s estimated that, in the decades to come, more than 1,700 U.S. military installations worldwide may be impacted by sea-level rise. Future rounds of base closings, both domestic and global, should be planned now with the impact of climate change in mind.”

Norman Solomon: Stop Calling the Military Budget a ‘Defense’ Budget

As Orwell wrote in a 1946 essay, political language “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

Rockets’ Red Glare and Bombs Bursting in Air by John LaForge

Every child killed or maimed by US-made weapons inevitably creates enemies among survivors.

Trump vows ‘biggest military build-up in history’ (Video)

Coleen Rowley on PressTV re military build-up.

Duane Cady | The biggest burden on the environment: War

Cady: The U.S. Department of Defense is the single largest consumer of energy. Ninety-three percent of U.S. government energy consumption is military (Air Force, 52 percent; Navy, 33 percent; Army, 7 percent).

William Rivers Pitt: America on Fire

Spending on “defense” in America accounts for almost five percent of GDP, and that’s just the stuff on the books. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were funded via supplemental spending bills outside the federal budget, and that tab has twelve zeroes on it (Read: more than $1,000,000,000,000 and counting). Then there is the Black […]

Reps. Mulvaney, Frank find common ground in trimming defense

Reps. Mulvaney, Frank find common ground in trimming defense By Jamie Self – jself@heraldonline.com    July 27, 2012   Lake Wylie Pilot Forging a partnership with a leading House Democrat, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land and his temporary ally propelled an effort to freeze federal defense spending to passage in the U.S. House last week […]

Caucus resolution on war budget

It’s caucus time. Progressives and libertarians will likely once again propose resolutions about the U.S. war budget. They’ll argue, “Let’s spend that money on our true collective needs,” or “Let’s return that money to our pockets.” And these resolutions will likely once again have no effect. The powers-that-be already are responding with horror to the […]

A Historic Opportunity to Cut Military Spending

JFP 8/5: Panetta: Cut Social Security and Medicare, not the military SUBMITTED BY ROBERT NAIMAN ON 5 AUGUST 2011 – 8:03PM Just Foreign Policy News  August 5, 2011 I) Actions and Featured Articles A Historic Opportunity to Cut Military Spending The agreement in Washington to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for deficit reduction has […]