Category Archives: Pentagon Budget

What good comes from military spending?

Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter member, Joel Inman, wrote the following letter to the Corvallis Gazette-Times editor. It was published May 7, 2017. We believe Joel presents a case that would appeal to fiscal conservatives and libertarians as well. … Continue reading

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Tomgram: William Hartung, Trump for the Defense

Originally posted at TomDispatch.com, November 22, 2016 Introduction by Tom Engelhardt It couldn’t be stranger when you think about it (which few here care to do).  In the latter part of the twentieth century and the first years of this … Continue reading

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Defense contractor lobbyists start 2016 strong

From the April 21, 2016 Politico Morning Defense email: <<LOBBYING TALE OF THE TAPE – NORTHROP TOPS DEFENSE FIRMS: Northrop Grumman topped defense contractors in lobbying spending for the first three months of this year, jumping ahead of Boeing for … Continue reading

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The Trillion Dollar Question the Media Have Neglected to Ask Presidential Candidates

The American people will be footing the bill — but, by and large, they haven’t heard much about our country’s planned trillion-dollar nuclear weapons upgrade. BY LAWRENCE WITTNER | MARCH 21, 2016 [Source: http://billmoyers.com/story/the-trillion-dollar-question-the-media-have-neglected-to-ask-presidential-candidates/%5D originally appeared at History News Network. … Continue reading

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Pivot to Asia…Pivot to Eastern Europe…

Our heads are spinning as our pockets are picked. [SecDef] Ash Carter said he would ask for spending on US military forces in Europe to be quadrupled in the light of “Russian aggression”. The allocation for combating Islamic State, in … Continue reading

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Spoiling the Pentagon

William Astore, LtCol, USAF, Ret.; from tomdispatch.com The U.S. Military Suffers from Affluenza  Showering the Pentagon with Money and Praise  By William J. Astore The word “affluenza” is much in vogue. Lately, it’s been linked to a Texas teenager, Ethan … Continue reading

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VFP Corvallis sponsoring Benton County Fair Peace Booth

Volunteer staff slots going fast. Sign up today! Corvallis VFP Linus Pauling Chapter is one of the sponsors for 2014 Benton County Fair & Rodeo Peace Booth. The Fair runs from July 30 through August 2. If you would like to volunteer to … Continue reading

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