military spending


Memo to the Next Administration: Defense Spending Must Be For Actual Defense

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute November 14, 2016   Memo to the Next Administration: Defense Spending Must Be For Actual Defense   In a disturbing indication of how difficult it would be to bring military spending in line with actual threats overseas, House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R – TX) told President […]

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Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (and Counting): Report

Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (and Counting): Report

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams September 14, 2016   Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (and Counting): Report As nation remembers 9/11 victims, report calculates cost of military response to attacks     The U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost taxpayers nearly $5 trillion and counting, according to a new report […]


CIA’s Morell Cozies Up To Clinton – Looking For Work?

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute August 9, 2016   CIA’s Morell Cozies Up To Clinton – Looking For Work?   In an attention-getting piece in the New York Times, former CIA acting director Michael Morell endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and warned that Republican candidate Donald Trump is likely a Russian agent. In […]

CIA's Morell Cozies Up To Clinton - Looking For Work?

Japan Gets Ready for More Military Spending

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 7, 2015   Japan Gets Ready for More Military Spending   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been pressing for more military spending in Japan, in what critics claim is a violation of Japan’s so-called pacifist constitution. Foreign Policy reports: In January, the government of conservative Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo […]

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The New Militarism: Who Profits?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute April 13, 2015   The New Militarism: Who Profits?   Militarism and military spending are everywhere on the rise, as the new Cold War propaganda seems to be paying off. The new “threats” that are being hyped bring big profits to military contractors and the network of think tanks […]


Another Phony Budget Debate

  Source: http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org By Ron Paul   Another Phony Budget Debate   Anyone watching last week’s debate over the Republican budget resolution would have experienced déjà vu, as the debate bore a depressing similarity to those of previous years. Once again, the Republicans claimed their budget would cut spending in a responsible manner, while Democratic […]


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About One Week of US Military Spending Would Wipe Out World Hunger

Source: http://www.storyleak.com By Anthony Gucciardi About One Week of US Military Spending Would Wipe Out World Hunger   What does it take to end world hunger? About one week of United States military spending, according to the pile of data on the subject.  As continued reports of expensive and devastating military drone strikes roll in […]