military spending

INSTITUTE INDEX: The Iraq War at 10

March 22, 2013 - This week marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. We take a by-the-numbers look at the war's costs, both human and economic, and its heavy toll on the South.

INSTITUTE INDEX: Follow the drone money

March 8, 2013 - In the wake of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) filibuster this week raising concerns about the Obama administration's policy on the domestic use of drones against U.S. civilians, we take a by-the-numbers look at U.S. drone use and drone makers' political clout.

The South at War: Lebanon/Israel

July 28, 2006 - At times, it can seem that the escalating Lebanon/Israel conflict is a distant battle over which the U.S. -- aside from the ocassional diplomatic visit -- has little control. But as the Institute showed in its report "The South at War," we're more closely implicated than we think, especially south of the Mason/Dixon line.

Base Closings and the South

May 13, 2005 - A Special Report from Facing South and the Institute for Southern Studies The Pentagon announced today its much-anticipated list of recommended base closures -- 180 military installations in all, a move the Department of Defense says will save almost $50 billion over 20 years.