It’s Time To Debate Pentagon Spending

By William D. Hartung, -

It’s hard to overstate the cost — in dollars and security — of our many wars. What do the candidates say? Despite hopes to the contrary, the Pentagon’s new, $740 billion-plus budget will waste [...]

Spending On US Border Enforcement Now A Staggering $24 Billion Annually

By Vicki B. Gaubeca, Todd Miller and Dan Millis, -

The southern border region is a place of hope and opportunity, where more than 15 million people live in peace and harmony with our southern neighbors, and work hard to provide for our families, [...]

Use-It Or Lose-It: DoD Dropped $4.6 Million On Crab And Lobster, And $9,000 On A Chair In Last-Minute Spending Spree

By Kyle Rempfer, -

The federal government found a way to spend $97 billion in a single month last year, of which more than $61 billion can be attributed to the Pentagon. It’s not a new phenomenon. In the last month [...]

The Real Driver of Health Care Spending

By Edward M Murphy, -

THE HEALTH CARE DEBATES that occurred in Washington over the past year were largely irrelevant to what’s happening in the health care marketplace. Republicans couldn’t repeal the Affordable Care [...]

The Scandal Of Pentagon Spending

By William D. Hartung, -

By William D. Hartung for Toms Dispatch - Hawks on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. military routinely justify increases in the Defense Department's already munificent budget by arguing that yet more [...]

Here’s How Much It Costs To Replace 59 Tomahawk Missiles Trump Fired On Syria

By Claudia Assis, -

By Claudia Assis for Maeket Watch - Raytheon referred questions around costs to the U.S. Navy’s unmanned aviation and strike weapons program, which did not immediately return a request for [...]

Aegis 9 Arrested in Snowstorm at BIW Destroyer ‘Christening’

By Bruce K. Gagnon, -

By Bruce K. Gagnon for Organizing Notes. The Aegis 9 were arrested at 10:00 am this morning in a snow storm at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Maine during a 'christening' of another destroyer outfitted [...]

Global Days Of Action On Military Spending U.S. CALL

By Joseph Gerson, -

By Joseph Gerson for Global Campaign On Military Spending - Trump and Congressional Republicans are preparing to eliminate any restraints in the Pentagon’s budget, while also reducing spending [...]

Trump’s Increase In Military Spending Is 80% Of Russia’s Military Budget

By Alex Emmons, -

By Alex Emmons for The Intercept - THE U.S. GOVERNMENT already spends $600 billion dollars a year on its military — more money than the next seven biggest spenders combined, including China and [...]

Greensboro First Southern City To Allow Citizens To Decide City Spending

By Ken Otterbourg, -

By Ken Otterbourg for Yes! Magazine - His frustration could have ended there, but it didn’t. Through a friend, he heard about a process called participatory budgeting, which Greensboro’s city [...]

Even IMF Says US Needs To Spend More

By Dave Johnson, -

By Dave Johnson for Campaign for America's Future - When you hear people saying that “even the IMF” is recommending economic actions that might help regular people, that’s a sign that something [...]

Join the Global Days of Action on Military Spending (April 5-18)

By Staff, -

By Staff of United for Peace and Justice - People across the globe are organizing local actions to decry current priorities that spend $1.75 trillion/year on arms when our planet is in crisis. On [...]