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Seven Ways the Military Wastes Our Money | Truthout

By Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet Here are seven absurd ways the military wastes our money–and none of them have anything to do with national defense. 1. A whole battalion of generals?…

Next Steps to Combat Star Creep: The Costs of a Top Heavy Military | Third Way

Following Third Way’s release of Star Creep: The Costs of a Top Heavy Military, Congress tasked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) with figuring out exactly how much money this bloat…

POGO Weighs in on Pending Defense Policy Bill | POGO Blog

By: Ethan Rosenkranz Members of Congress are in a fevered election-season pitch, the outcome of which could determine which party controls the Senate for the next two years. Yet, far…

Senators would slice fattened pensions for brass | USA Today

By Tom Vanden Brook WASHINGTON — Pensions for senior generals and admirals would be rolled back to ensure their retirement pay doesn’t exceed their active-duty salaries, according to a measure…

A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget | Center for American Progress

By Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF version of this issue brief. The U.S. Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2015…