An unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missile maneuvers over the Utah Test and Training Range en route to its final target Sept. 22, 2014, during a Nuclear Weapons System Evaluation Program simulated combat mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Roidan Carlson)
The United States’ massive defense budget increases the risk of war and gives priority to military approaches over diplomatic resolutions to conflict. The growth of the defense budget has resulted in cuts to diplomatic programs and other crucial initiatives. WAND leverages grassroots organizing to draw attention to the Pentagon’s alarming waste and excess and advocate for change.