The Congressional Budget Office charts a more rational approach to U.S. military spending, write Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung. But the proposed $1 trillion in savings should only be a starting point.
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COVID-19: National Insecurity & the Pentagon Budget
The first real test of whether the U.S. has learned the right lessons from the pandemic will be when the Budget Control Act expires next year, writes Mandy Smithberger.
COVID-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon
While Americans are overwhelmed by the pandemic, Mandy Smithberger details how the Pentagon and its boosters are exploiting the emergency to feather their own nests.
COVID-19: Beware the Pentagon’s Pandemic Profiteers
While many Americans were anxiously awaiting their $1,200 relief payments, the Department of Defense was expediting contract payments to the arms industry, writes Mandy Smithberger.
The Conflicted Boeing Executive Running Trump’s Pentagon
To truly avoid a conflict of interest, the Boeing executive appointed acting secretary of defense would have to avoid many significant decisions, write Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung of Tom’s Dispatch.