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Report Outlining How to Cut $1 Trillion From Defense Budget Is Just a Start

Mandy Smithberger & William D. Hartung TomDispatch
New report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has outlined three different ways to cut $1 trillion in Department of Defense spending over the next decade. The options in the budget watchdog’s new report are anything but radical.

Why Is U.S. Military Spending Increasing to New, Outlandish Levels?

Lawrence S. Wittner History News Network
Critics of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan to increase funding for U.S. education, healthcare, and action against climate catastrophe say the U.S. can’t afford it, there are no such qualms about ramping up funding for the military.

Let’s Get Those Boots Off the Ground

Brad Wolf and Patterson Deppen The Progressive
Since World War II, U.S. soldiers have been stationed on U.S. military bases around the globe. Today, there are around 750 such bases in some eighty countries and colonies.

Demilitarizing Our Democracy

Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung TomDispatch
arial view of Pentagon How the National Security State Has Come to Dominate a "Civilian" Government

The Capitol Riot: Documents You Should Read

Lauren Harper and Tom Blanton - Compiled and edited by National Security Archive
The Pentagon’s timeline of its response to the January 6 mob attack on the Capitol features multiple discrepancies with the public record, while the first federal indictment details specific legal charges that likely will be brought against others

Hold On to That Fear

Mike Ferner Portside
The fear you felt that day was an authentic reflection of what millions of people have endured because of the votes you and past colleagues cast as they authorized trillions upon trillions of dollars to feed and unleash the largest war machine ever.

Tidbits - Oct. 1, 2020 - Reader Comments: This election and a divided country - will we survive?; Pentagon response to Trump coup plot; Weaponization of religion; Save Our Post Office; Confronting White Power; announcements; more ...

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Reader Comments: This election and a divided country - will we survive?; Pentagon response to Trump coup plot; Weaponization of religion; Save Our Post Office a Defense of Civil Society; Confronting White Power in 2020; resources; announcements; more
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