Pax Christi USA joins 39 groups in telling Congress that withdrawing from Afghanistan means cutting the Pentagon budget

Pax Christi USA joined thirty-nine other groups in signing onto a letter to the leadership of the defense appropriations subcommittees calling for a lower Pentagon budget for FY22 in light of the recent announcement that the U.S. will be withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. “Estimates indicate that at least $20 billion and perhaps as much as $50 billion … Continue reading Pax Christi USA joins 39 groups in telling Congress that withdrawing from Afghanistan means cutting the Pentagon budget

Calls for necessary cuts to the 2022 military budget

from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns President Biden’s proposal to increase the military budget comes at a cost for other integral human security needs. This article was published in the May-June 2021 issue of NewsNotes. President Biden’s budget proposal for 2022 includes a $13 billion increase in defense spending. In a year when the White House has already introduced … Continue reading Calls for necessary cuts to the 2022 military budget