Vocalo Interview: Robert Naiman on the Benefits of Cutting Military Spending

Thursday, 01 September 2011 10:07 By Lucy Hall and Sarah E Lu, Vocalo | Audio Interview
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"There's lots of stuff that you can do to help people in other countries that doesn't kill anybody and is comparatively cheap..."

The U.S. Government faces a $1.3 trillion deficit for 2011.

For the first time in a long time, the Pentagon is pondering budget cuts in order to do its part in reducing spending.  Although we're used to thinking of our huge military budget as untouchable, Robert Naiman explains why he believes that cutting defense spending can be a good thing for everybody-- especially the troops.

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Check out Robert's article, "Why the Jobs Argument Against Military Cuts is Bogus" over at

Listen to more Vocalo interviews with Truthout authors, here. 

This piece was produced by Lucy Hall, with help from Sarah Lu. Music by the New York Military Band and American Quartet from the Free Music Archive.

Thanks to Sari Gelzer and Maya Schenwar at TruthOut!

Sarah E Lu

Sarah E. Lu likes to hear stories and tell stories and have adventures. She's climbed some big rocks, biked so far you wouldn't believe it, and hugged a real-live panda. According to her, nothing compares to working with :Vocalo, which is an exploratory journey into uncharted radio territory. She produces content in collaboration with Vocalo's community partners, including By the Way with EXTRA News, and segments you can hear weekdays at 12p.

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