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Global Day of Action on Military Spending

That's Where the Money Goes

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

There is a direct connection between the massive level of U.S. military spending and belt-tightening austerity at home: most federal discretionary spending goes for war. Aren't there other, better things that Americans could be doing with their money?

Worshiping the Sacred Pig of the Pentagon

John Feffer | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

We've designed an entire religion around the Pentagon's untouchability. When the U.S. government nearly shut down, both parties agreed to exempt the Pentagon from a spending freeze and actually added $5 billion to its budget.

Libya War Is No Pentagon Lifeline

John Feffer | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
John Feffer

If you believe the Libya operation justifies current U.S. military spending levels -- or even an increase -- think again.

The Geopolitics of Stupidity

John Feffer | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
John Feffer

Frankly, I would prefer that crowds in the Muslim world came together in angry, peaceful protest not when Terry Jones issues his video plea for attention, but when the U.S. president submits the annual budget proposal for military spending.