Military spending accounts for 57 percent of the U.S. discretionary federal budget. The entrenched culture of militarism, the defense lobby, U.S.-led military interventions across the globe, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had untold human and financial costs, depleting U.S. resources for human needs.
Directing our national spending priorities away from militarism and warfare and toward housing, quality education, medical care, and fair wages is a significant focus of AFSC’s work on Capitol Hill and in communities throughout the U.S. and the world.
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The U.S.-Mexico border stands to become one of the world’s most militarized borders, even though the two countries are not at war.
Wage Peace is AFSC’s initiative to shift policy and resources to reflect greater commitment to shared security principles.