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Defense Spending Cuts

The Pentagon's Phony Budget War

Mattea Kramer | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

Despite cries of doom since the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration surfaced in Washington in 2011, the Pentagon has seen few actual reductions, and there is no indication that will change any time soon.

Defense Spending Cuts Force Hard Strategic Choices

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Big budget cuts over the next decade will force the Pentagon to make painful cuts to ...

Looming Sequester Cuts Threaten Public and Private Sector Workers

Sean Crowley | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Sean Crowley

Millions of Americans who depend upon government-funded services deserve better than this kind of "sore loser" lack of leadership from our elected representatives. And so do the hundreds of thousands of government employees who deliver these vital services.

GAO Says No Pentagon Audit: Why Aren't Republicans and Rep. Issa Irate?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Amid Pentagon pontification about sequestration cuts to defense spending and their supposed deleterious impact on national security, it turns out that the department of defense has no clue at all about its own fiscal outlook.

Defense Workers To Congress: Solve The Problem

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

* Automatic defense cuts puts workers' personal decisions on hold * Layoffs of young engineers could hurt US technolog...

Hey, Big Spender!

Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

The United States spends 58 percent of the total defense dollars paid out by the world's top 10 military powers, which combined for $1.19 trillion in ...

For Barney Frank's Legacy: Pass the Mulvaney Amendment

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If the House can vote to cut military spending now, that will make it more likely that military cuts can replace domestic cuts in the big deal.

Voters Reject Major GOP Argument

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

New survey data released on Monday show that voters from both parties support large cuts to the Pentagon budget, dealing a potential blow to Republica...

It's a Great Day to Act to Cut the Pentagon Budget

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Until now, the Democratic leadership has been mostly quiet about the need for military cuts. What they're afraid of is all the money the military contractors have to throw around on lobbying and political ads.

War Pay: The Nearly $1 Trillion National Security Budget

Christopher Hellman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Christopher Hellman

Recent months have seen a flurry of headlines about cuts (often called "threats") to the U.S. defense budget. Here, then, is a simple question that no one bothers to ask, no less answer: How much are we spending on national security these days?

House Defense Bill Funds Programs Pentagon Wanted To Cut

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House panel has unveiled a $608 billion defense spending bill that restores some of the programs the Pentagon wanted to cut next year ...

'It Is Like Holding A Gun To Your Own Head'

Nashua Patch | Robert Michaelson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

The Republican candidate zoned in on military defense and foreign policy issues as he addressed employees of the defense and security company. He b...

Panetta's Frenzied Rhetoric Is Not Stopping the Decay of U.S. Forces

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

If an extra trillion dollars in the last ten years meant a decaying defense force, how does Leon Panetta say he is going to prevent a hollowing out of our forces at the modestly lower budget levels he says he can live with?

Defense Industry Comes Out Swinging: Don't Cut Us!

AOL Defense | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Today, the Aerospace Industries Association unveiled its new effort, Second to None, designed to convince lawmakers and voters that cutting funding to...

Where's the Plan for Defense Spending? (Updated w/Video)

Joe Sestak | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Joe Sestak

Secretary Panetta's role is to be accountable only to the young men and women who serve us, not to the defense complex.

Pentagon Chief: Cuts Would 'Terribly Weaken' The U.S.

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Large new cuts in defense spending would "terribly weaken" U.S. national security, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday as he and...

The Debt Crisis And Our National Character

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

A budget is indeed a moral document, reflecting the character of a nation. All of our character qualities are being tested right now. All are pivotal.

House Panel Begins Work On Defense Budget

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A House panel voted Wednesday to delay President Barack Obama's new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military despite De...

Amanda Terkel

Member Of John Boehner's 'Kitchen Cabinet' Of Economists Supports Afghan Withdrawal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress looks at all sorts of discretionary non-defense projects to cut to reduce the deficit, a core member of House Speaker John B...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator To Pentagon: Get Finances In Order Or Face Deep Cuts | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although many Republicans are still arguing that the Defense Department should be exempt from the belt-tightening the rest of the countr...

Tom Coburn Rejects John McCain On Defense Spending

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), a public proponent of cutting military spending as a vehicle to balance budgets, took aim Tuesday at Sen. John McCain's (R-...