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Mandy Smithberger,¬†William D. Hartung: How to Cut $1 Trillion from the Pentagon

A CBO report requested by Bernie Sanders lays out three options for a modest Pentagon trim over the next decade. Can we pull it off?

November 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

William D. Hartung & Mandy Smithberger: Shrinking the Pentagon

Will the Biden administration dare cut military spending?

December 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mandy Smithberger: The Pentagon Budget

A Post-Coronavirus Economy Can No Longer Afford to Put the Pentagon First.

September 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mandy Smithberger: Creating a National Insecurity State

At $1.21 trillion, the actual national security budget is essentially twice the size of the announced Pentagon budget… Yet those calling for higher budgets continue to argue that the only way to keep America safe is to pour in yet more tax dollars at a moment when remarkably little is going into, for instance, domestic infrastructure.

March 3, 2020 · 4 Comments

Mandy Smithberger: How The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract

Washington has already spent at least $2 trillion on its war in Afghanistan alone, and the corruption, waste, and failure associated with those expenditures was (or at least should have been) mindboggling.

January 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

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