Left-right Coalition Calls On Senate To Oppose Gratuitous Defense Spending

USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) conducts maritime security operations

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Contact: Ben Armbruster, 202-247-7133, [email protected] 

Left-Right Coalition Urges Senate to Oppose FY20 NDAA Providing For Pentagon Topline of $750 Billion

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen progressive and conservative groups — including Win Without War, the Project on Government Oversight, and FreedomWorks — sent a letter to Capitol Hill on Monday urging Senators to oppose any version of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act that provides the Pentagon with a topline budget of $750 Billion. 

The letter notes polling showing a majority of Americans oppose throwing more money at the Pentagon, highlights the enormous amount of waste, fraud, and abuse, and adds that even President Trump himself has called the $750 billion topline figure “crazy.”

“Current national defense spending is not driven by necessity,” the groups write. “The President’s formal request for $750 billion has been reported to have been an arbitrary ‘round number’ and a ‘negotiating tactic’ to ensure the most Pentagon spending. This level of Pentagon increase remains unacceptable and unwise.”

You can read the full text of the letter here.


Win Without War is a diverse network of activists and national organizations working for progressive foreign policy in the United States.