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Military & Security Spending

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.

Blog Posts

What are you looking at? Congress' Military Spending Grab

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Proposals for U.S. military spending are starkly different. See how they stack up.

Trump’s Budget Wars: War on the Poor, and Just Plain War

Lindsay Koshgarian |

If President Trump has shown us anything with this budget, it’s that he will seek to increase military spending, even if he doesn’t know why he’s doing it.

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Recent Publications

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

Lindsay Koshgarian

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

Lindsay Koshgarian

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

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