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Pentagon

Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year. 

Military personell

Why are US taxpayers still forced to pay billions of dollars for US military bases?

Obama's plan for global war uses a variety of extra-legal methods including drones, civilian and proxy fighters, and cyber warfare. 

Barack Obama

How much are the Democrats counting on the profits and jobs generated by arming the world in the coming election?

Blogs

Join The Nation and RootsAction in calling on Congress to keep military spending at sequester levels or lower and invest instead in vital programs at home.

March 18, 2014

The president of a country with no external threats, a history of military repression and an abundance of more pressing problems is rebuilding its once-banished military.

March 11, 2014

The tragedy of September 11, 1973 belongs not just to the Chileans. It belongs also to the military coup’s enablers—the taxpayers of the United States.

September 11, 2013

While the success of US engagement in the Syrian civil war remains to be seen, this is not the first time the US has attempted to shape the trajectory of foreign conflicts by arming rebel opposition movements.

July 8, 2013

How to de-escalate the increasing US involvement in the country. 

June 18, 2013

The congressman sees an opportunity to confront military bloat in the deficit debates and war-weariness.

May 1, 2013

Let's see some numbers, and some specifics, about promised reforms and reorganization.

April 3, 2013

Will the new secretary of defense stand up to the hawks and wield the budget axe?

April 2, 2013

He’ll probably be confirmed, but the former senator didn’t exactly stand tall.

February 1, 2013

We just witnessed one of the most absurd, embarrassing hearings in recent Washington memory.

January 31, 2013