The United States Armed Forces uses an alert system called the “defense readiness condition” (DEFCON) to describe different levels of readiness, or states of alert, for military personnel
The federal debt held by the public has already passed 100 percent of GDP, up from 35 percent in 2007 on the eve of the Great Recession.
Most Americans know that the defense budget constitutes a substantial portion of federal spending, but there remains plenty of confusion as to just how much.
This week on Facing the Future we turned our attention to national security.
After a one-week delay, on April 9th, the Biden administration finally released a peek at their FY 2022 budget.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new 30-year projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) demonstrate why Congress and the president should ensure that necessar
Former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker and Concord Coalition Executive Director
At the time, military spending, including spending on homeland security, accounted for 54% of discretionary spending — that is, not-mandatory spending.
In a sudden burst of activity, congressional leaders this week reached a tentative agreement on all 12 annual appropriation bills for Fiscal Year 2020, which began on October 1st.