Re-ordering America's Priorities /

Reducing U.S. Military Budget

"Much of our foreign policy is driven by insatiable corporate pressures to sell military hardware to both the Defense Department and directly to foreign dictators. This happens even if it goes against the interests of our country, taxpayers and the principle of prudently allocated public budgets

"Fifty years after World War II, tens of thousands of our troops are still in Europe and East Asia, defending prosperous nation allies who are fully capable of defending themselves against non-existent enemies. Yet, useless massive weapons systems remain on the drawing boards to further mortgage our fiscal future and drain money and talent from long overdue civilian projects."

"President Bush declared the end of the Cold War 10 years ago and we still have a Cold War budget. We still have a budget that's going over $300 billion as if we still have enemies called the Soviet Union. When are we going to demobilize? What about the peace dividend?"

Ralph Nader



Move Our Money - reordering our national priorities
National Priorities Project
Federation of American Scientists
Center for Defense Information
Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Center for International Policy
Demilitarization for Democracy
Military Spending Working Group
Arms Transfer Working Group
Peace Action
Women's Action for New Directions
Council for a Livable World
Project on Defense Alternatives
America's Defense Monitor
National Youth and Militarism Program
International Action Center
American Friends Service Committee
Ploughshares Fund
Veterans for Peace
Arms Control Association
Vietnam Veterans of America

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear-kept us in a continuous
stampede of patriotic fervor-with the cry of grave national emergency.
Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it ..."

General Douglas MacArthur, 1957


Pentagon watch

Military Budget watch

Militarization of America

Weapons page


Fiscal 2001 Discretionary Budget Request
Military Spending vs Everything Else
U.S. government spending - NATO vs United Nations
More Bucks for the Bang - US military's priority over people
Warfare or welfare
Take the Rich Off Welfare - military waste
Military spending myths
Money Talks: The Implications of U.S. Budget Priorities
How the War Machine is Driving the US Economy (1/04)

" The two-war strategy is just a marketing device to justify a high [military] budget. "

Retired Air Force Chief of Staff Merrill McPeak

Insanity Defense - US military-industrial-complex
Pentagon Capitalism
Arms Un-Control - 1997 was a record year
Weapons sold to dictators - a record is broken in 1997
US and weapons bazaar in Middle East
US creativity in arms market
Arm Twisting - the Arms Industry gets its way
Guns 'R' Us - U.S. international weapons sales
Pentagon Welfare and NATO expansion
Military Domination or Constructive Leadership ?
U.S. Exports Arms to the World
Master of Space
Comparison Shopping

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