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Defense spending news and analysis from The Nation
March 3, 2020
The Pentagon Budget Is Out of Control
At $1.21 trillion, the actual national security budget is nearly twice the size that was announced by the White House.
February 11, 2020
Trump Is Leveraging Pentagon Spending to Get Reelected
The president is smudging facts—this time about defense spending—in hopes of a 2020 win.
William D. Hartung
February 4, 2020
It’s Time to Leave Iraq Once and For All
The United States needs to accede to the will of the Iraqi people and finally put our wars to rest.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 23, 2020
The Pentagon’s New Budget Is a Recipe For Disaster
Taxpayer dollars will continue to pour into a revolving-door industry with little oversight and outrageous spending.
January 6, 2020
Americans Want Jobs, Not War
Polls indicate voters would like to see a reduced Pentagon budget and more spending on health care and education at home.
Guy T. Saperstein
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November 4, 2019
Trump Has Stolen the Anti-War Mantle. Here’s How to Get It Back.
His claims about wanting to “end endless US wars” are lies—but they’re effective, because the massive anti-war movement that we need is missing in action.
October 15, 2019
Give Us One Debate About War and Peace
We need to know what the candidates think about the global chaos of undeclared wars, ill-defined missions, and the abandonment of those missions in places like Syria.
September 26, 2019
Pentagon Officials Are Promising to Spend Money More Efficiently. They’re Lying.
We can’t expect the Pentagon to serve taxpayers first unless long-standing ties to private defense contractors are undone.
William D. Hartung
August 30, 2019
The Pentagon’s New Missile Drive Is Bringing Armageddon Closer
Washington is withdrawing from the INF treaty not because of Russian violations but because the Pentagon wants to deploy a dangerous new class of its own nukes.
Michael T. Klare
August 13, 2019
Militarization Has Become Our National Religion
As attitudes toward war grow dangerously worshipful in the US, quitting our endless wars becomes all the more difficult.