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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 if We Took $54 Billion From the Pentagon, Instead?

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Trump wants to take $54 billion from human needs and give it to the military. What if we did the reverse?

President Trump’s $54 Billion Pentagon Budget Grab

Lindsay Koshgarian |

The United States already spends more on its military than the next seven countries combined.

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Recent Publications

National Priorities Project Statement on Trump FY 2018 Budget Proposal

Lindsay Koshgarian

Competing Visions 2016

Jasmine Tucker

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

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