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Military Budget Cuts

The Pentagon's Real $trategy

Andrew Cockburn | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Andrew Cockburn

After 15 years of grinding war with no obvious end in sight, pundit outrage may be misplaced. Focusing on Washington rather than on distant war zones, it becomes clear that the military establishment does indeed have a strategy, a highly successful one, which is to protect and enhance its own prosperity.

Soooo Our Nuclear Missiles Are Run By Computers That Still Use 8-Inch Floppy Disks

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.01.2014 | Technology

Contrary to what cartoons may have you believe, there’s no giant red button that detonates America’s land-based nuclear missiles. They’re actual...

Why the Military's Loss Is Corporate America's Gain

Chris Hale | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Chris Hale

Ousting tens of thousands of service members is, at first glance, alarming and distressing -- especially for those troops suddenly facing the prospects of finding a job to support their families. There's a positive side, however, to this downsizing -- the proverbial silver lining.

NATO Builds $1B HQ As Allies Slash Budgets

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, Nov 13 (Reuters) - NATO is building a new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Brussels, but critics say the $...

Budget Showdown Hits Military

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

* Army chief says cuts jeopardize ability to fight a major war * Warnings come as Congress squares off over 2014 spending ...

Wealth Inequality: Core Challenge for National Security

Edward Corcoran | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

he prospect of national decline looms not from external forces, but from internal fragmentation exacerbated by global instability. The two, in fact, are intertwined.

Looming 'Perfect Storm' Could Be Exaggerated

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

* Pentagon says reductions likely to cause readiness crisis * Law requiring across-the-board cuts limits flexibility * S...

One Of Washington's Most Powerful Groups No Longer Safe

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

* Budget knife cuts industry clout * Has spent billions to cultivate Congress By Andrea Shalal-Esa and Marcus Stern ...

Unfounded Hand-Wringing Over Military Spending Cuts

Benjamin Zycher | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Benjamin Zycher

The large body of available evidence tells us that the economic and employment effects of military spending cuts are not relevant for policy choices, will not be significant in any event, and a reduction in defense outlays in fact may yield substantial benefits to the economy over the long run.

GOPers Travel To Battleground State To Warn Of Looming Action

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican tour warning of impending military cuts is hitting another presidential battleground state, Nevada. Three members of the...

Budget Control Act: Military Cuts Will Cover the Social Security Shortfall

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

A key reason that it's relatively easy to scaremonger about predictions regarding Social Security's finances decades in the future is that the language often used to talk about Social Security's finances isn't immediately comparable to anything else that most people can relate to.

Veterans and Service Member Benefits -- A Deal's a Deal

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

We promise to provide the veterans and active service members with the full set of benefits available at the time they signed up. That set of implicit, but sacred, promises is now being threatened.

Throwing Money at the Pentagon

William Hartung | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

When it comes to the American military, the leading Republican presidential candidates evidently only learned to add and multiply, never subtract or divide.

Pentagon Unveils Strategic Downscaling

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

By David Alexander and Jim Wolf WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The Pentagon unveiled a 2013 budget plan that would cut $487 billion in...

Defense Secretary Targets Contractor Funding In Proposed Military Budget Cuts: 'There Are No Sacred Cows'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that tough economic times require that he shutter a major command that employs some 5,00...