Demilitarization, Economic Cost, Myth of Benefits, Myth of Necessity, North America

“Our Military Budget Is Out Of Control”: Open Letter to the US Senate

Pentagon building

July 15, 2021

“Our militarism budget is out of control. In 2019, the United States spent more money on our military than the next nine countries combined”, with more than half going to expensive and non-competitive military contractors.? The Department of Defense’s budget eclipses that of federal courts, education, the State Department, local economic development, public health and environmental protection combined,’ yet the Pentagon is incapable of passing a basic audit.”

Several organizations including World BEYOND War have sent an open letter to the US Senate supporting an amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

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