Category: Pentagon spending

Action alert: no more Pentagon slush fund

When we enter the 14th year of war in Afghanistan in October, how much will we spending to keep our troops there? We don’t know, and neither does Congress. The House is voting on the Pentagon budget next week and the administration still hasn’t decided how much the war is […]

Action alert: don’t believe the hype

The annual ritual of raising alarms and tearing out hair over the tiny size of the Pentagon budget has started again, but don’t believe the hype.  There’s still tons of money in the Pentagon budget, and if we don’t act, they’ll find a way to add even more. Take action to stop the Pentagon […]

The Pentagon’s lavish budget

There are a lot of myths flying around about the Pentagon’s budget released last week. Democrats and Republicans alike are lamenting supposed spending reductions–a story we’ve heard before. Despite the fact that all the hyperbole about the impacts of Pentagon spending cuts in sequestration has been disproven by […]

Previewing the Pentagon budget

Next week, the president will present his 2015 budget to Congress (about a month later than usual). With elections coming up, there will be a brief window of time for Congress to weigh in. While we don’t have all the details yet, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel previewed the […]

Call today to cut Pentagon pork

I wouldn’t mind living in a 19th century chateau in Belgium with my own personal chef. Alas, that is not the lifestyle of a peace activist. But it is the lifestyle of the top military brass, and you’re paying for it. Yes, while the Pentagon is furloughing civilian employees […]