Federal Budget Analysis: Military & Security

Trump Budget Request Takes Military Share of Spending to Historic Levels

Feb. 15, 2018

By 2023, the final year included in President Trump's budget request, military spending would make up 65 percent of the federal discretionary budget, compared to 54 percent in 2018.

Trump's FY2019 Budget Request Has Massive Cuts for Nearly Everything But the Military

Feb. 12, 2018

The president's priorities are clear: ever-increasing funds for the Pentagon, nuclear weapons and Homeland Security, and massive cuts to almost everything else.

The Souls of Poor Folk: A Preliminary Report

Dec. 4, 2017

To support this modern-day Poor People’s Campaign, the Institute for Policy Studies has produced an analysis of the campaign’s four core issues: racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, and ecological destruction.

Protecting Our Communities: A State's Guide to Demilitarizing for a Brighter Future

July 20, 2017

U.S. military spending, with its major focus on exerting U.S. influence and dominance overseas, has an analog here at home: spending on policing, incarceration, and immigration enforcement.

The Militarized Budget 2017

April 3, 2017

In 2016, the "militarized" budget amounted to 64 percent of discretionary spending.

Competing Visions 2016

March 21, 2016

National Priorities Project examines how new budget proposals stack up to Americans’ priorities.

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The President's 2017 Budget Proposal in Pictures

Feb. 17, 2016

The National Priorities Project breaks down President Obama’s $4.2 trillion budget proposal in a series of pictures.

President Obama Proposes 2017 Budget

Feb. 11, 2016

New proposal calls for investment in domestic priorities but also prioritizes Pentagon spending and military force.  

Pentagon Budget Request FY2016

June 4, 2015

On February 2, the Obama Administration released its fiscal year 2016 budget request reflecting input from the Department of Defense. Here's what they asked for.