Military Spending

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Reorienting Pentagon Priorities - Taxpayers for Common Sense

Bipartisan Budget Deal Averts Devastating Cuts but Lets Pentagon Sidestep Caps - Truthout

Seventeen years and $2.7 billion in, Pentagon's high-tech blimps fail to deliver on promise - Baltimore Sun

Boston Globe Slams F-35, then Pulls its Punch - Massachusetts Peace Action

How to Disrupt the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex - Robert Reich, rsn

Sale of U.S. Arms Fuels the Wars of Arab States - New York Times

Your Money at War Everywhere - William Hartung, Common Dreams

Will Media Continue Its Blackout Of Progressive Budget? Common Dreams

New Nuclear Submarine Cost Could Torpedo the U.S. Navy's Budget and Sink Two Companies - The Motley Fool

Defense contractors venture into health care: The upsides and the down - Miriam Pemberton, The Hill

Time to reduce economic dependence on Pentagon spending - William Hartung & Miriam Pemberton, Congress Blog

Time to rein in the Pentagon's mysterious slush fund - William Hartung, LA Times

Congress should scale back the war budget - William Hartung, The Hill

Audit Pentagon overspending on the nation’s defense - Sen. Tom Coburn, Washington Times

'Blood and treasure’: US defense chief pushes global military engagement - RT

Close scrutiny of Pentagon budget shows lavish spending - John Rainwater, Peace Action West, Oakland Tribune

A Military Budget to Fit the Times - NY Times

Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level - NY Times

Lawmakers want to see the ‘black budget’ - The Hill

Playing the Defense Jobs Card Isn’t Working Anymore - William Hartung, DefenseOne.com

Some fear budget deal will reopen Pentagon spigot - Boston Globe

And the budget winner is...the defense sector - Andrew Cockburn, LA Times

Budget Deal: Does the Pentagon Really Need An Extra $20 Billion? - Breaking Defense

Special Report: The Pentagon's doctored ledgers conceal epic waste - Reuters

A Progressive's Notes for the Congressional Budget Conference Meeting - Huffington Post

Defense Fights Sequestration Cuts Eisenhower Couldn’t Predict - Bloomberg

Lobbyists Ready for a New Fight on U.S. Spending - NY Times

Don't use Syria to pump up Pentagon spending - William Hartung, CNN

Egypt May Not Need Fighter Jets, But US Keeps Sending Them Anyway - NPR

Pentagon a ripe target for cuts - Linda Bilmes, Boston Globe

Sqeezing the Pentagon - The Economist

Military Versus Municipal Funding - NorthJersey.com

Opinion: New missile defense site "an unnecessary military expense" - NY Times

New coalitions push to cut the Pentagon - Waging Nonviolence

Is War Good For the Economy? Michael Lofgren, Huffington Post

Army Says No to More Tanks, But Congress Insists - Reader Supported News

What Would a Fighter Jet Buy 60 Years After Eisenhower’s Speech? NY Times

How to fight corporate welfare - The Nation

No corporate welfare for Lockheed Martin - Peace Action's Lawrence Wittner, Baltimore Sun

F-35’s ability to evade budget cuts illustrates challenge of paring defense spending - Washington Post

Bipartisan coalition (including Peace Action) calls for reforming sequester’s defense cuts - Washington Post

Four Reasons Chuck Hagel Would Be a Good Secretary of Defense - William Hartung, Huffington Post

Cost overruns on the F-35 jet should prompt reassessment - Boston Globe

Why Does Obama Want to Spend $8 Trillion on Defense in the Next Decade? - Policy Shop/Demos Blog

F-35, Costliest Jet, Years in Making, Sees the Enemy: Budget Cuts - NY Times

Peace Action's Randy Schutt: Cut the Military Budget First - DailyKos

The permanent militarization of America - NY Times

Romney's "big sticks" cost money - Reuters

Playing Defense: Lockheed lays off workers when military spending drops — and when it soars - Fort Worth Weekly

Romney-Ryan "Ploughshares to Swords" Budget Would Cost America at Least 530,000 Jobs - Truthout

Editorial: Cut defense spending, but not mindlessly - USA Today

The Truth About Military Cuts -NY Times

Unlike Mitt Romney, Most Americans Want to Cut U.S. Military Spending - History News Network

Pentagon to Keep 2006 Spending Power With Cuts, CBO Says - Bloomberg

Shaky assumptions about military spending - Betsy Crites of NC Peace Action, Herald-Sun

Marines' Osprey aircraft are expensive toys - Francis Chiappa, Plain Dealer Letters to the Editor

Americans Pay $1 Trillion a Year for War and 'Security' - Why? - RSN

Pentagon’s NASCAR spending hits wall - Politico

Survey shows public wants deep cuts in Pentagon spending. Mitt Romney would add $2.1 trillion - Daily Kos

Lockheed Throws Its Weight Around (Again) - Jean Athey, Foreign Policy in Focus

Pentagon: Trillion-Dollar Jet on Brink of Budgetary Disaster - Wired

GOP budget boosts defense spending - The Hill

Military budget cuts are far too timid - San Jose Mercury

Liberal Democrats say Pentagon spending cuts should be doubled -The Hill

Pentagon already feeling budget pinch - Politico

The Future Military: Interactive page allow you to build your budget strategy - NY Times

Military spending is the weakest job creator - Foreign Policy In Focus

Defense cuts affect jobs, but other cuts are worse - Boston Globe

Paychecks as a defense weapon - Boston Globe

Pressure from Lockheed Martin scuttles resolution to redirect military spending - Montgomery County (MD) Fund Our Communities - Bring the War Dollars Home   

       For more on this, see Washington Post -     and Community Resolutions Against the  Machine - Common Dreams

Tired of Washington gridlock? Try your hand at balancing the budget  - Build a Better Budget

Republican Sen. Kyl threatens to quit supercommittee over further defense cuts - The Hill

Panel says as much as $60 billion lost to waste, fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan - Washington Post

Cutting Pentagon, military spending would solve budget woes - Nina McLellan, Sun News

The Pentagon Puzzle: What to Cut First - NY Times

AFL-CIO opposes wars, calls to move the money - AFL-CIO

House easily passes $649 billion defense bill, boosting Pentagon budget by $17 billion - Washington Post

It's Time to Bring Our Troops Home - Bill de Blasio, HuffPost

Panetta’s challenge: Slimming down the Pentagon - Washington Post

The Pentagon's secret plan to slash its own budget - Foreign Policy in Focus

Bring War Dollars Home by Closing Down Bases - Foreign Policy in Focus

The Stoner Arms Dealers - How two American kids became big-time weapons traders - Rolling Stone

Prisoners Help Build Patriot Missiles, Ratheon Profits - Wired

Bigger Navy not necessary - Christopher Preble, Cato Institute

War, security blow hole in economy - Durham Herald Sun

Are we ready to cut defense spending?  What the polls say - Huffington Post

U.S. defense contractors with the most at stake in Egypt - Facing South

Reagan budget director calls for deep military cuts - Raw Story

The Big (Military) Taboo - Nicholas Kristof, NY Times

Pentagon's Christmas Present: Largest Military Budget Since World War II - OpEdNews.com

Debt Panel's Best Idea - Cut the military budget too - Peace Action's Paul Martin on The Hill's Congress Blog

Pentagon Spending on the Chopping Block - Yes!

Cut the Federal deficit? We need "deficits doves" - Amy Goodman, TruthDig

Reduce the deficit?  End both wars and let Bush tax cuts for the rich expire - DailyKos

Deficit Group Formed By Barney Frank Looks Where Others Dare Not -- At Defense Budget - Huffington Post

America’s Global Weapons Monopoly - Frida Berrigan

Wars sending US into ruin: Obama fighting battles his country cannot afford - Toronto Sun

Budget Request Would Continue Defense Buildup - CQPolitics

The sanctity of military spending - Salon.com

Colbert conservatism and the military budget - Seattle Times

U.S. Role as World's Top Arms Supplier Grows - NY Times

US fuels Asian arms race - Guardian (UK)

We don't need the F-22 - NYTimes

Why the huge budget? What is the military's mission? Washington Post

US military spending is 42% of world total - Stockholm Intl. Peace Research Inst.

An Empire of Military Bases - over 1000 worldwide, at taxpayers expense - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

3/8/09: Pentagon's Unwanted Projects in Earmarks - Democrats Press Backyard Spending - Washington Post

3/6/09: Obama moves to curb wasteful military spending - Direct Democracy

2/26/09: Obama's Budget Holds Line on Military Spending, Funds New Priorities - FCNL

2/11/09: Rep. Barney Frank on 25% cut in military spending - The Nation

2/2/09: Obama to maintain defense spending limit - The Hill

12/18/08: Guns, Butter and Obama - the prospects for cutting military spending - Foreign Policy in Focus

11/18/08: Smart Defense - now is the time to cut Pentagon budget - The Nation

11/10/08: Pentagon board says cuts essential - Boston Globe

10/24/08: Rep. Barney Franks predicts 25% Pentagon cuts after election - SouthCoastToday.com

6/6/08: Raiding the War Chest - how we can make America stronger at home and abroad - YES!

6/1/08: America's massive military budget is irrational, costly and dangerous. Why isn't it a campaign issue? - LA Times

4/26/08: Pentagon Strangles Our Economy: Why the U.S. Has Gone Broke - Chalmers Johnson, Alternet

4/1/08: Our money is off to war - Peace Action VP Randy Schutt's summary on military spending, in DailyKos

3/6/08: Defense Is a Rapidly Growing Share of the Budget, While Domestic Appropriations Have Shrunk - Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

2/25/08: Real threat to US is debt crisis, not terrorism - Raleigh News and Observer

2/4/08:  Proposed military spending is highest since WWII -

2/4/08: What does the Pentagon want in the 2009 budget? - analysis by Ctr for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

9/19/07: War means windfall for CEO's - MSN money

8/1/07: Iraq War could cost $1 Trillion - Boston Globe

4/15/07: Do we spend too much on war?  Find out where your income tax goes? 

Military spending eats up more than half your tax dollar - view Peace Action's 2008 Tax Day flyer

The President's budget - impact on your state -