Trump’s budget: the dream of a paranoid strongman and a vicious Scrooge

U.S. Weapons Sales Are Drenched in Yemeni Blood

Medea Benjamin OtherWords When Pope Francis visited the U.S. Congress in September 2015, he boldly posed a moral challenge to his American hosts, asking: “Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society?”...
Trump’s budget: the dream of a paranoid strongman and a vicious Scrooge

How to Disappear Money, Pentagon-Style

William Hartung TomDispatch Now you see it, now you don’t. Think of it as the Department of Defense’s version of the street con game, three-card monte, or maybe simply as the Pentagon shuffle.  In any case, the Pentagon’s budget is as close to a work of art as you’re...
An Inadequate Defense Budget?

An Inadequate Defense Budget?

By Winslow T. Wheeler Counterpunch Many Republicans and numerous Democrats, especially on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, have been characterizing the US defense budget as inadequate.  They propose to release the Pentagon from the statutory spending...