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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.

Blog Posts

Death and Taxes: Trump's Tax Bill and the National Defense Authorization Act

Lindsay Koshgarian |

The priorities in Congress this week are clear: a $700 billion authorization for military spending in FY 2018, and a $1.5 trillion tax plan that bestows untold wealth upon the already jaw-droppingly wealthy.

The War in Afghanistan Just Might End Someday: Senate Votes on Authorization to Use Military Force

Lindsay Koshgarian |

Today's Senate vote to require new congressional authorization for ongoing wars may have failed - but it still represents progress.

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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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