I testified at a Senate Armed Forces Committee briefing convened by Senator Reed on November 8th.

Neta Crawford, of Boston University presented the most recent update of war costs from Costsofwar.org at Watson Institute, Brown University.   Following her stunning testimony, I presented testimony on how the wars have been paid for, a short briefing called “The Credit Card Wars”. 

See my testimony here:http://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/files/cow/imce/papers/2017/Linda%20J%20Bilmes%20_Credit%20Card%20Wars%20FINAL.pdf

 

 

 

Andrew Bacevich speaks truth to power

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From the Boston Globe on May 26th:

“Since 9/11, pursuant to eliminating violent anti-Western jihadism, that establishment has expended resources on a colossal scale. Yet the resulting global war on terrorism hasn’t gone well. Indeed, Drumpf’s success as a candidate stemmed at least in part from his willingness to make that very point.

Drumpf dared to say out loud what everyone knew but few in Washington had the gumption to acknowledge: that protracted military campaigns undertaken in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere had produced little of value. Rather than reducing terrorism, US military efforts were causing it to metastasize. The time had come, Drumpf suggested, for the United States to tend to its own needs”.

 

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/05/26/trump-promised-big-foreign-policy-changes-isn-going-happen/HM2s6lv5OtajlIGduQbj9M/story.html

Linda Bilmes on defense spending in the “Greater Boston with Jim Braude” TV show

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Linda Bilmes critiques Trump’s proposed budget

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https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/03/02/higher-defense-spending-and-lower-taxes-doesn-add/Pp2aXEaAwCotgJrHiRifGI/story.html

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