January 31, 2018 | Backing down from nuclear war would make us a lot safer than piling more money into the Pentagon.
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).
Articles by Miriam Pemberton
March 8, 2017 | Throwing money at the Pentagon while gutting other programs that protect Americans shouldn't make anyone feel safer.
February 8, 2017 | The president says he'll protect our interests against the boondoggle weapons makers. Don't believe him.
December 14, 2016 | The brass asked for a report on eliminating waste. When investigators found some, the military buried it.
February 9, 2016 | Back to a future we really need to leave behind.
February 4, 2015 | Congress shouldn’t let the Pentagon blast away its spending caps.
December 22, 2014 | The time to start planning an economic transition is now.
November 6, 2013 | Diplomatic breakthroughs have stalled the momentum toward a U.S. war in Syria.
December 12, 2012 | The pending budget deal must include long-overdue military spending cuts.
October 31, 2012 | Paul Ryan's spending plans call for slashing the money the State Department can use to protect diplomats.
September 10, 2012 | Even House Republicans can't stomach spending $17,000 on a helicopter drip pan.
January 9, 2012 | What happened to the idea of saving money?
February 21, 2011 | We should support the Egyptian miracle by cutting military aid and shifting it to support what will actually help Egyptians improve their standard of living.
November 29, 2010 | The U.S. military is beginning to see climate change as a security threat, but the government isn't making it a high enough priority.
October 4, 2010 | We should cut the military budget and use that money to fund our transition to a greener economy.