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The Future of Pentagon Spending  in the New Political Climate

The Future of Pentagon Spending in the New Political Climate

by William D. Hartung

Nov-16-2016 | Report

The results of the presidential election have troubling implications for the future of Pentagon spending, and for how the U.S. military is likely to be used in the years to come. We need the wisdom of everyone who cares about peace to figure out the best way to move forward in what could be a very difficult period for the issues and values we care about most. There is no more important time than right now to be doing this work.... Read More »

Afghanistan: Lessons Identified 2001-2014. Part II-Development Cooperation in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Lessons Identified 2001-2014. Part II-Development Cooperation in Afghanistan

by Nicole Ball

Sep-12-2016 | Report

This is one of three studies commissioned by the political parties supporting Denmark’s engagement in Afghanistan. Its objective is to contribute to the development of realistic and useful lessons for future comprehensive and integrated efforts in fragile and conflict affected states... Read More »

Ending America's Endless Wars

Ending America's Endless Wars

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May-01-2016 | Brochure

A successful advocacy campaign begins with solid research. To discover what is really being done in America’s name, one must follow the money. The Center for International Policy maintains the most comprehensive database of U.S. military and police aid as well as arms sales to over 180 nations around the world... Read More »

CounterPunch Digital Magazine Volume 23 no 1

by Melvin A. Goodman

Mar-30-2016 |

In this Issue: Inside the CIA: Melvin Goodman recounts his battles with William Casey and Robert Gates... Read More »

Don’t Get Fooled Again: Pentagon Waste and Congressional Oversight

Don’t Get Fooled Again: Pentagon Waste and Congressional Oversight

by William D. Hartung

Feb-10-2016 | Report

As Congress reviews the budget for the Pentagon and related programs for FY 2017, it should take action to prevent the rampant waste that has characterized the department’s operations in recent years. This report demonstrates that the Pentagon has a long way to go in rooting out waste and imposing basic budget discipline. Before the Department of Defense receives billions in additional taxpayer dollars, Congress should make sure that it has a plan to more efficiently spend the resources it is already receiving. The 27 examples in this report document over $33 billion in Pentagon waste. Many of the cases have only entered the public discussion recently, while some represent problems that have persisted for years... Read More »

Military Spending  In Maryland

Military Spending In Maryland

by William D. Hartung

Oct-21-2015 | Report

Maryland is 4th in the country in Pentagon prime contract awards, receiving over $13.5 billion in FY 2014. It is 4th in the country for in contract awards per capita, with $2,260 being awarded per person in the state. Prime Pentagon spending accounted for 4.2% of Maryland’s overall GDP in FY 2014.... Read More »

Pentagon Spending in Tennessee

Pentagon Spending in Tennessee

by William D. Hartung

Oct-05-2015 | Report

Tennessee is 37th in the country in Pentagon prime contract awards, receiving $1.24 billion in FY2014 (USASpending). It received $190 in Pentagon awards per capita in FY2014 and ranked 48th in per capita awards relative to other states. Comparatively, Tennessee received $1.23 billion in FY2013 (USASpending). With a GDP of $300.6 billion in FY2014, DoD contracts accounted for approximately .41% of Tennessee’s GDP (Bureau of Economic Analysis).... Read More »

Pentagon Spending in Connecticut

Pentagon Spending in Connecticut

by William D. Hartung

Oct-05-2015 | Report

Connecticut is 5th in the country in Pentagon prime contract awards, receiving $13.2 billion in FY2014. It is 3rd in the country for contract awards per capita, at $3,693. Prime Pentagon spending accounted for 5.7% of Connecticut’s overall GDP in 2014.... Read More »

CIP's 40th Anniversary Brochure

CIP's 40th Anniversary Brochure

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Oct-01-2015 | Brochure

Since the 1970s, our programs have worked to cut unnecessary military spending, seek diplomatic means to resolve disputes with adversaries, end tax evasion, illicit financial flows and unnecessary bank secrecy and halt the destruction of tropical forests... Read More »

La Segunda Revolución Verde

La Segunda Revolución Verde

by Glenn Hurowitz

Sep-10-2015 |

Colombia has a major opportunity to grow economically without sacrificing its extraordinary forests, wetlands, and savannah. ... Read More »

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