Tag Archives: defense spending

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.”

Leo O’Hagan: Why Does the US Spend More on Defense Than 8 Next Countries Combined?

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes…known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few…No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” James Madison 1795

Cost Of Military Jet Could House Every Homeless Person In U.S. With $600,000 Home

 According to data provided by the Office of Management and Budget, the federal government spent roughly 19 times more on defense and international security assistance than it did on education in 2013. By Robbie Couch  The Huffington Post | 7/11/2014 8:40 am EDT Updated: 07/11/2014 8:59 am EDT It’s no news that a large portion of our […]

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 […]

Tomgram: William Astore, Confessions of a Recovering Weapons Addict

Tomgram: William Astore, Confessions of a Recovering Weapons Addict Posted by William Astore at 8:55AM, January 24, 2012.   TomDispatch Editor’s Note:  See William Astore’s article, “Weapons ‘R’ Us” in a separate posting. The twenty-first century hasn’t exactly been America’s greatest moment.  Still, there remain winners, along with all the losers you might care to mention.  If, in […]

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 […]