How Military and Education Spending Compare in America

We spend a lot of time talking about the value of an education in America. But if education is such a valuable investment, why do we spend more than eight…

Congress Should Demand Wiser, Not More, War Spending | Defense One

There’s too much slush in the supplemental, as shown by the fourfold jump in spending per deployed servicemember. The heads of the armed services committees in the House and the…

How Congress Abuses the Budget to Fund U.S. Wars | The National Interest Blog

Benjamin H. Freidman Democrats may have stopped OCO from being used as an unlimited war fund. Congress’s shenanigans on the 2017 defense budget show why we should stop paying for…

Why the U.S. Spends More on War Than It Does on Diplomacy | Newsweek

Jonathan Broder President Barack Obama has long insisted that force alone can’t resolve America’s toughest challenges abroad. But if budgets are a window into a nation’s priorities, the U.S. values…

End the forgotten war in Afghanistan? | Business Insider

  Obama has a big decision ahead of him this year. Doug Bandow America remains at war in Afghanistan. After almost 15 years it’s time to bring the last troops…