Pressroom Articles

NPP Pressroom

The Beginning Of The End For Ever-Rising Pentagon Budgets: 07/14/2020

Katrina vanden Heuvel - The Washington Post

The Pentagon is not likely to escape the growing imperative of change. And thanks to amendments to this year's NDAA, including demands for a 10 percent cut to the military budget, legislators won’t be able to hide what side of history they are on.

Defund The Pentagon, Too: 07/08/2020

William Hartung - The Nation

Any effort to reduce police spending and focus on social programs should include massive cuts to the Pentagon’s bloated budget.

Democrats, Be Bold On National Security: 07/07/2020

Joe Cirincione & Erica Fein - Defense One

Even before the pandemic, it was clear that more money didn’t mean more real security.

Representative Barbara Lee: ‘Defund The Pentagon Budget’: 07/02/2020

John Nichols - The Nation

The California representative is calling for reallocation from military budgets to meet human needs. And she’s got allies like Bernie Sanders.

Taking A Cleaver To The Pentagon Budget: 07/01/2020

Jonathan Tasini - Working Life Podcast

Ashik Siddique, research analyst at the National Priorities Project, talks about where the Pentagon could be cut—and how the slashing could go far, far deeper.

Rethinking The Military Budget Amid The Coronavirus Crisis: 06/30/2020

Savannah Wooten - The National Interest

The U.S. government’s refusal to prepare for the coronavirus is exposing the sham of American “exceptionalism” in real-time.

Defunding The Police Means Defunding The Pentagon, Too.: 06/28/2020

Meg Gio - Medium

US war profiteering is taking taxpayer dollars away from critical domestic social services.

A Moral Agenda For A Troubled America: 06/21/2020

Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis - CNN

Whenever we demand what we know is necessary for all people to thrive, politicians who have accommodated themselves to America's inequality ask, "But how would we pay for it?" The Poor People's Campaign worked with some of the nation's best economists to find the money.

Dismantle The War Economy: 06/19/2020

Rev. Liz Theoharis - Open Democracy

To create real security, we must slash the Pentagon budget and invest in meeting everyone’s basic human needs.

Morning Defense: Support For Deep Pentagon Cuts: 06/17/2020

Bryan Bender - Politico

Lee’s nonbinding resolution calls for reductions of up to $350 billion in the defense budget and recommends, among other options, winding down long-running wars and shuttering 60 percent of overseas bases to save money.