Miriam Pemberton

About Miriam Pemberton

Miriam Pemberton is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, writing and speaking on demilitarization issues for its Foreign Policy In Focus project. She has recently published a report, “Military vs. Climate Security: Mapping the Shift from the Bush Years to the Obama Era,” a follow-up to her other publication, “The Budgets Compared: Military vs. Climate Security.” Miriam also leads a group that produces the annual “Unified Security Budget for the United States.” Formerly she was editor, researcher and finally director of the National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

With William Hartung of the New America Foundation, she is co-editor of the book “Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War” (Paradigm Publishers, 2008).

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Articles by Miriam Pemberton

Pentagon Budget

Who’s the Boss?

February 4, 2015 | Congress shouldn’t let the Pentagon blast away its spending caps.

Ripe for Reduction

Ripe for Reduction

December 12, 2012 | The pending budget deal must include long-overdue military spending cuts.

More Jobs, Less War

October 4, 2010 | We should cut the military budget and use that money to fund our transition to a greener economy.