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In fiscal year 2015, Pentagon and related spending will total $598 billion, accounting for 54 percent of all federal discretionary spending. That's roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets around the world, combined.

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Pentagon increases in 2022 could almost fund Build Back Better

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Remember Build Back Better? Way back in December, President Biden and advocates across a wide spectrum of issues fought to fund the president's signature plan, which included major new invvestments in clean energy, child care and preschool, health care, and financial help for struggling families. It ultimately failed due to one Senator's claimed...

U.S. Still Spends More on Military Than Next Nine Countries Combined

Ashik Siddique |

The United States still makes up the lion’s share of world military spending, with its $801 billion in 2021 representing 39% of the world’s military budget.

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Biden FY 2023 budget puts war before human needs

Lindsay Koshgarian

President Biden’s FY 2023 budget request once again prioritizes violence, the military and war over peace and human needs. But more spending on militarism can’t address the nation’s or the world’s problems.

Budget Deal Prioritizes War and Militarization Over Critical Needs, Again

Lindsay Koshgarian

The budget deal announced today repeats a longtime pattern by putting more resources into the military and war than into K-12 education, affordable housing, public health, scientific and medical research, early childhood education and care, and homelessness combined.

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