Copyright Jen Perelman 2020

MILITARY/FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Despite a military budget of just under $1 trillion, America’s pattern of military imperialism has been a complete failure. The entire world, from Central America to the Middle East, to Southeast Asia bears scars of U.S. imperialism. Without provocation, and without formal declarations of war, the United States has been on a global warpath since the end of the Cold War. These wars have not been for the defense of our nation and our people. They have been for profit. Although we spend more money on our military than the next nine countries combined, it will never be enough. Afghanistan was not enough. Iraq was not enough. Libya was not enough. Somalia was not enough. Yemen was not enough. Syria was not enough. It is time for us to realize that what we are doing is only serving to benefit the wallet of the military industrial complex. 

 

Jen supports:

  • Invoking the War Powers Act to end our support for the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen.

  • Passing a new “Authorization for the Use of Military Force,” (AUMF) that severely limits the power of the Executive branch to engage in military action without congressional approval.

  • Significantly cutting the military budget (at least 50%), and reallocating resources toward rehabilitating and retrofitting our national infrastructure.

  • Increasing funding for foreign aid programs in areas that have been ravaged by U.S. imperialism.