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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

The ‘Camo Economy’ Hides Military Costs and Exacerbates Inequality

Guest Blogger |

Pentagon contractors like Lockheed Martin exploit their political connections to maintain a system that generates huge corporate profits and executive pay at taxpayer expense.

How $9.3 Billion Funds Coronavirus Outbreaks in Federal Prisons

Sidney Miralao |

Mass incarceration is leading to some of the worst coronavirus hotspots in the United States.

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Recent Publications

A Local Resolution to End the Transfer of Military Equipment to Police

Lindsay Koshgarian

Since 1990, the Department of Defense has transfered more than $7 billion worth of military equipment to more than 8,000 law enforcement agencies around the country through what is known as the 1033 Program. As part of the larger effort to defund the police, invest in communities and end structural racism, ending the 1033 program is an essential step to demilitarizing our communities and saving lives. 

The Militarized Budget 2020

Ashik Siddique

In 2019, the U.S. "militarized" budget amounted to 64.5 percent of discretionary spending.

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