Tag: sequestration

Congress: Crush the Slush Fund

By Judith LeBlanc, Field Director,Peace Action The Pentagon is ready to use a “slush fund” to do an end run on budget cuts. They will take some of the money for wars called the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account. And it is not the first time. This year Congress agreed […]

The Pentagon’s lavish budget

There are a lot of myths flying around about the Pentagon’s budget released last week. Democrats and Republicans alike are lamenting supposed spending reductions–a story we’ve heard before. Despite the fact that all the hyperbole about the impacts of Pentagon spending cuts in sequestration has been disproven by […]

Previewing the Pentagon budget

Next week, the president will present his 2015 budget to Congress (about a month later than usual). With elections coming up, there will be a brief window of time for Congress to weigh in. While we don’t have all the details yet, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel previewed the […]

Call today to cut Pentagon pork

I wouldn’t mind living in a 19th century chateau in Belgium with my own personal chef. Alas, that is not the lifestyle of a peace activist. But it is the lifestyle of the top military brass, and you’re paying for it. Yes, while the Pentagon is furloughing civilian employees […]