Stories tagged: defense spending
Tue., July 30, 2019
The military-industrial complex isn’t bankrupting us – though some on the left still cling nostalgically to the belief that it is. It’s fiction.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019
Whenever I or someone else suggests that we need higher defense spending, there is an incredulous response from critics: U.S. military spending equals the outlays of the next eight countries …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018
Boeing breezed past almost all expectations for the third quarter and raised its outlook for the year on burgeoning defense spending.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
There should be no net increase in budget deficits; indeed, other taxes (a carbon tax?) should be gradually increased to help close the long-term gap between federal spending and taxes.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
Outside of the Pentagon, spending $700 billion in a year would be a challenge.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
The Pentagon is injecting $440 million more into missile defense to counter North Korea’s accelerating push for a nuclear-armed missile capable of hitting the United States.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
The Senate is on track to pass a defense policy bill that pumps $700 billion into the Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea’s growing hostility …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017
The Republican-led House decisively approved a defense policy bill on Friday that declares climate change a national security threat, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon’s cyber operations and rejects the …
Mon., June 26, 2017
An influential House committee chairman will press his case for a $696.5 billion defense budget in 2018, a blueprint that provides more military spending than at any point during the …
Sun., March 19, 2017
The proposed budget, which is really just a collection of bad ideas or suggestions, doesn’t stand a chance of congressional approval as is.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama’s key proposals for managing the nation’s vast military enterprise.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
The Pentagon comptroller has warned Congress that continuing to rely on stopgap spending bills will undermine U.S. forces in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a memo exclusively obtained by …
Tue., May 10, 2016
Editorials covered aid to Southern states, defense spending, crossover voting and Moran Prairie sprawl.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
House Republicans urging a steep increase in the Pentagon’s budget have received $10 million in campaign contributions over the course of their congressional careers from defense contractors that would benefit …