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As the last U.S. troops leave Afghanistan at the end of 2014, our country’s military spending should also come down to pre-war levels. Yet our country’s excessive military spending both starves other vital programs and contributes to the militarization of our foreign and domestic policy. Ask your candidates for their perspective.
In seeking a world that is free from war and the threat of war we must examine its true costs. Join policy experts from national faith advocacy organizations in a discussion about U.S. Pentagon Spending and federal budget priorities.
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Pentagon Spending Still Too High
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"Militarization has permeated our society, skewing our national budget toward support for the military and its attendant industries and forcing our local economies increasingly to depend on them. Although national security is widely perceived to depend on military strength, more weapons do not provide more security. Military expansion provokes fear, resentment and potential retaliation."