military spending

2 setembre 2014
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IPPNW World Congress issues Astana Declaration

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War has assembled in Astana, Kazakhstan for its 21st World Congress. We stand in solidarity with our Kazakh friends in a common demand for the abolition of nuclear weapons. We leave Astana recommit...
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Posted in #goodbyenukes, Aiming For Prevention, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, ICAN, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, IPPNW News, military spending, nuclear famine, Statements and policy positions | Desactiva els comentaris

7 juliol 2014
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Doom from the depths

Ever since the horrors of submarine warfare became a key issue during World War I, submarines have had a sinister reputation. And the building of new, immensely costly, nuclear-armed submarines by the US government and others may soon raise the level o...
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Posted in General, military spending, nuclear abolition, nuclear submarines, nuclear triad, nuclear weapons, Trident | Desactiva els comentaris

3 juny 2014
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Does war have a future?

There are some reasons why war might actually be on the way out. One of them is the rise of mass peace movements.
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Posted in General, military spending, peace, War | Desactiva els comentaris

23 maig 2014
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International trade unions call for ban treaty

The International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC), an ICAN partner organization, issued a general statement from its World Congress yesterday in Berlin, in which it said world leaders and international institutions "have failed to eliminate nuclear w...
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Posted in General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), ITUC, military spending, nuclear abolition, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear ban treaty, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, small arms | Desactiva els comentaris

12 maig 2014
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The limits of military power

Is overwhelming national military power a reliable source of influence in world affairs? Just because you possess a hammer doesn’t mean that every problem you face is a nail.
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21 gener 2014
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The endless arms race

On January 8, 2014, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced what Reuters termed “ambitious plans to upgrade nuclear weapons systems by modernizing weapons and building new submarines, missiles and bombers to deliver them.” The Pentagon ...
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Posted in General, military spending, NPT, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

8 gener 2014
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When will they ever learn? The American people and support for war

There would be less disillusionment, as well as a great savings in lives and resources, if more Americans recognized the terrible costs of war before they rushed to embrace it. A clearer understanding of war and its consequences will probably be neces...
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Posted in General, military spending, peace, US public opinion, War | Desactiva els comentaris

19 agost 2013
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Clinging to mass violence

Resorting to violence is a long-term, deeply-ingrained habit in human history, and is not easily discarded. To shake it probably requires less attention to a royal childbirth or the latest sex scandal and more attention to the dangers of mass violence ...
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Posted in armed violence, General, gun violence, military spending, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

6 juny 2013
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B61 – a pork barrel* bomb

The B-61 role is being changed. All these (NATO) bombs in US possession will be upgraded and modernized. Under the Nuclear Stewardship program they will be extensively overhauled. Moreover, they will be equipped with a tail fin and a steering system, m...
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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, military spending, NATO, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

18 abril 2013
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That’s where the money goes

World military expenditures in 2012 totaled $1.75 trillion. The world’s biggest military spender by far was the US government, whose expenditures for war and preparations for war amounted to $682 billion — 39 percent of the global total.
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22 octubre 2012
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Local governments and national security policy

Congress has the power to appropriate funds for military purposes and to declare war. But local governments sometimes have something to say about this -- especially when national policy has significant effects upon them.... Dozens of local jurisdiction...
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Posted in General, military spending, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

21 maig 2012
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Should NATO be handling world security?

NATO is a military pact, dominated by the United States and composed of a relatively small group of self-selecting European and North American nations. The vast majority of the world’s countries do not belong to NATO and have no influence upon it. Wh...
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Posted in General, international security, military spending, NATO, United Nations | Desactiva els comentaris

23 abril 2012
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The shame of nations: A new record is set for spending on war

World military spending reached a record $1,738 billion in 2011 -- an increase of $138 billion over the previous year. The United States accounted for 41 percent of that, or $711 billion. But why are military expenditures continuing to increase -- ind...
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12 octubre 2011
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Is Mitt Romney ready for the world?

If current polls are correct, Mitt Romney seems likely to become the 2012 Republican presidential candidate and the next president of the United States. Therefore, we should carefully examine his first major foreign and military policy address...Romne...
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Posted in 2012 US election, General, military spending, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear doctrine, nuclear weapons, Obama, Romney, US military budget | Desactiva els comentaris

10 agost 2011
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How to Save a Quarter of a Trillion Dollars

In the midst of the current stampede to slash federal spending, Congress might want to take a look at two unnecessary (and dangerous) "national security" programs that, if cut, would save the United States over a quarter of a trillion dollars over the ...
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Posted in Desmond Tutu, General, military spending, missile defenses, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

23 juny 2011
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US Conference of Mayors calls for Nuclear Weapons Convention, troop withdrawals

The US Conference of Mayors has called for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has urged the Obama administration to lead the way in ridding the world of nuclear weapons, and has said that the hundreds of billions of dollars now being lost to t...
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Posted in Afghanistan war, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Iraq war, military spending, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, Nuclear Weapons Convention, Obama | Desactiva els comentaris

23 maig 2011
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Militarist madness

Of the $20.6 billion increase in world military expenditures during 2010, the U.S. government accounted for $19.6 billion. Indeed, between 2001 and 2010, the U.S. government increased its military spending by 81 percent. As a result, it now accounts ...
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12 abril 2011
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Global day of action against military spending

Today, on this Global Day of Action Against Military Spending, IPPNW joins hundreds of other groups, and millions of people around the globe, in calling for a re-ordering of priorities away from armament and war. It is time instead to focus attention ...
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