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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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Three Ways to Cut $1 Trillion from the Pentagon (According to the Congressional Budget Office)

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Today the Congressional Budget Office released a new report, “Illustrative Options for National Defense Under a Smaller Defense Budget,” that outlines three different options for cutting funding for the Department of Defense by $1 trillion, or 14 percent, over the next ten years. 

Immigration Cruelty Goes Beyond the Border

Josue De Luna Navarro |

Migrants are hit long before they migrate, before they reach the border, and often long after they cross it.

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Recent Publications

Progress on Pentagon Cuts Must Continue

Lindsay Koshgarian

Two votes on cuts to the Pentagon budget today showed more members of Congress are willing to take a stand against a bloated Pentagon budget that has fueled endless wars and obscene profits for military contractors. 

State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11

Ashik Siddique

Over 20 years, the U.S. has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization, surveillance, and repression — all in the name of security. These investments have shown us that the U.S. has the capacity and political will to invest in our biggest priorities. 

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