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Taking Aim at the Pentagon Budget

Economic crisis, deficit mania and war weariness have created political momentum for big cuts to military spending.

“The gift that keeps on giving” should have been the headline on the Pentagon’s decision to award the Boeing Co. a $35 billion defense contract last week.

Zealots are trying to turn the military into a religious army. Mikey Weinstein is fighting back.

What it means when Obama says we have the world’s finest fighting force.

What the WikiLeaks revelations tell us about how Washington runs Pakistan.

Under Obama, the American war dead have, it seems, like the war they are now fighting, generally gone into the dustbin of news coverage.

As prospects dim in Iraq, the Pentagon digs in deeper around the Middle East.

Even proponents of repeal assume that DADT only interferes with the ability of gay servicemembers to serve openly, leaving them to conduct their private lives in, well, private. We're wrong.

Sergeant Chuck Luther seeks justice after his torture at the hands of the US military.

If you thought our monster embassy in Afghanistan was going to be the end of it, consider that we're now set to stay in the country long after Obama's 2011 withdrawal deadline.

Blogs

What is the connection between US Pentagon expenditures and the market price of oil?

January 9, 2012

Obama's modest effort to slow Pentagon spending roils the military-industrial complex.

January 9, 2012

Clashes over the Occupy Oakland clearance leave an Iraq War veteran seriously wounded. As with the Bonus Army of 1932, vets who make economic demands at home find themselves under attack.

October 26, 2011

Nothing's even decided yet, but the neocons are up in arms over arms spending.

August 9, 2011

It might, but it’s going to take a lot of work to counter the Iron Triangle and its lobbyists.

August 4, 2011

Obama and the GOP seem poised to agree on big cuts in Pentagon spending.

July 22, 2011

Still, some argue that the United States must maintain—or even increase—Pentagon spending.

June 27, 2011

Activists in countries around the world are standing up against the US's costly, and needless, expansion of foreign military bases.

June 13, 2011

Liveblogging the House's day of votes on bipartisan measures that could stop or slow US military involvement in Afghanistan.

May 26, 2011

Antiwar sentiment is at the heart of Obama’s base—and also of his appeal to independent voters. 

April 27, 2011