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Lindsay Koshgarian

Lindsay Koshgarian

Lindsay Koshgarian directs the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Only in Top Gun Can the US Military Solve Our Multitude of Problems

In real life, plowing money into shiny fighter jets while Americans struggle and the climate burns makes us less safe.

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More Than $900 of Your Tax Dollars Went to Corporate Military Contractors

This tax season, I'd rather fund green jobs and disease control than jets that spontaneously combust. Wouldn't you?

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US Military Budget Is More Outrageous Than Ever

Spending 12 times as much on our military as Russia didn't prevent a war in Europe. It just deprived us of resources at home.

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A $778 Billion Pentagon Budget Is Our Lump of Coal

As Congress passed a $778 billion war and military budget, about half of which will go to corporate contractors, they failed to pass the Build Back Better plan that costs less than a quarter of that annually, and would have delivered help to millions of people.

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20 Years of Wasted Money and Missed Opportunities Since 9/11

For just a fraction of what we’ve spent on militarization these last 20 years, we could start to make life much better.

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Biden's Military Budget Is Unconscionable

With the Afghanistan War finally ending, we shouldn't squander our "peace dividend" on costly weapons or military bloat.

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Will the Space Force take the Pentagon Budget to Infinity and Beyond?

While the Space Force represents just a small sliver of the Pentagon budget, it is in many ways the poster child for a Pentagon that knows no bounds, either budgetarily or physically.

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Americans Overwhelmingly Support Cutting the Pentagon to Support Our Real Needs

A 10 percent cut to the Pentagon could come from a multitude of places, including: ending our never-ending wars in the Middle East, reducing our reliance on nuclear weapons, and turning off the spigot to arms contractors.

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