Thank you to everyone who called into our virtual town hall or watched it on Facebook. We were thrilled with the number of questions we got about a variety of important subjects, like North Korea, the Iran nuclear deal, spending on nuclear weapons, diplomacy and more. If you missed the event, you can watch it […]
VICE News : John Isaacs Quoted on Overseas Contingency Operations
There’s a Fight Brewing Over the Pentagon’s ‘Slush Fund’ by Matt Yurus The Pentagon’s war-fighting funds were supposed to shrink, and ultimately disappear, as the military’s efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq wound down — but the opposite is happening. Congress’s 2016 defense policy bill would increase the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account by $38 billion, bringing […]
Defense Authorization Overview and Update
On May 15, the House approved the FY 2016 NDAA by 296 to 151. Before the final vote, the House considered 135 amendments, but the Republican leadership refused to permit votes on many key amendments. On June 18, the Senate approved the authorization bill 71-25. Of the 600 amendments filed, only 58 were voted upon. There were […]
Defense Appropriations and Authorization Refresher
A post-recess reminder of where Congress is with the National Defense Authorization Act, Defense Appropriations, and a stop-gap continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown by October 1.
Council Signs onto Letter on Budget Resolutions Amendments
Council for a Livable World signed onto a letter to Congress with recommendations on national security amendments.