Feb. 21, 2013
Sequestration, the Pentagon, and the States offers selected state-level briefs focused on the local impact of looming automatic across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration and historically high levels of Pentagon spending.
Jan. 18, 2013
Together National Priorities Project, Peace Action and a terrific group of colleagues, have assembled all the materials you need to enter the current national debate about Pentagon spending, while building the capacity of colleagues and allies to join in as well.
Feb. 16, 2012
On February 14, 2012 the Obama Administration released the government's Fiscal Year 2013 budget request. The budget proposal includes $525 billion for the Department of Defense, not including funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan or the nuclear weapons activities of the Department of Energy. The Pentagon is seeking ways to reduce spending by $487 billion over the next decade.
Aug. 23, 2011
October 7, 2011 will mark ten years since the beginning of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. With this in mind, NPP has released new numbers, analyses and tools about the costs of a decade at war.
Aug. 22, 2011
What's at Stake? offers 50 state-level briefs focused on the local impact of war spending.
June 27, 2011
41 states and the District of Columbia are projecting budget shortfalls for FY2012 totaling $102.9 billion. This amount could be wiped out entirely by the amount spent on the war in Afghanistan this year ($122 billion in FY2011).
Feb. 15, 2011
On February 14, 2011 the Obama Administration released its proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget for the federal government. As part of this budget, the Administration is seeking $553 billion in funding for the Department of Defense, not including funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan or the nuclear weapons related activities of the Department of Energy.
Jan. 11, 2010
Congress has appropriated an additional $136.8 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the 2010 fiscal year. National Priorities Project estimates that for this fiscal year, $64.5 billion is directed to Iraq and $72.3 billion to Afghanistan. Bills that included war-related funding were the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (H.R. 2892) passed on October 28, 2009; the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 3288) passed on December 16, 2009; and the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 3326) passed on December 19, 2009.
Sept. 24, 2009
National Priorities Project is proud to release the Security Spending Primer: Getting Smart About The Pentagon Budget. (PDF Document) This Primer is a “one-stop-shopping” resource and has two main goals: to provide comprehensive, easy-to-understand information on the complexity of the federal budget process; and to help build the capacity of people across the United States who want their voices and their priorities to be heard in the debate over federal spending in general and military spending in particular.