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)

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RESISTING MILITARISM

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.

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April 18, 2018

America’s Militarized Foreign Policy Threatens Americans

Anne Armstrong, WAND Policy Analyst

Last Friday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee conducted the confirmation hearing for Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s pick for Secretary of State. Pompeo’s history of uninformed remarks–including the possibility of regime change in North Korea and a potential first strike–raise concerns about his ability to be the nation’s top diplomat. This appointment represents the latest blow to diplomacy under this administration. It also raises the larger question about the increasing minimization of diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy.

March 07, 2018

2018 Budget Letter to Congress

As women leaders, we must make our voices heard in Congress, whose decisions impact our state budgets and our constituents. Last year we delivered our letter to Congress, signed by more than 200 women legislators nationwide, sending an emphatic message to invest public funds wisely in programs that build our economy and our nation’s security.

September 21, 2016

Day of Peace: Where Do We Put Our Money?

The United Nations has declared September 21 the International Day of Peace. This year the theme of the day is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” This highlights the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals...

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