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  • Activists Call for Realistic Portrayal of Vietnam War on a Pentagon Website

    David Cortright interviewed

    The New York Times | 07-26-16

    WASHINGTON — While serving stateside during the Vietnam War, David Cortright took to the streets in his uniform, on base and off, to pass out pamphlets describing atrocities committed by American troops and calling for an end to the fighting. “It was not easy,” he said. “When I was in the Army and speaking out, the commanders didn’t take it lightly.”...Read More »

  • US Making a Deadly Mistake in Afghanistan, Says Former Diplomat

    Matthew Hoh interviewed

    TeleSUR | 06-11-16

    “The renewed airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan will have the same effect as the thousands and thousands of previous airstrikes we have conducted against the Afghan insurgency,” said Matthew Hoh, a former U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan who resigned from his post in 2009 to protest the war...Read More »

  • Deficit expert says Pentagon hides true extent of Military Spending

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    88.5 WMNF | 05-28-16

    Our first guest on Radioactivity Thursday said that the Pentagon is deliberately try to shield the true extent of our military budget from the public. He was William Hartung who is the Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He’s also the author of the book PROPHETS OF WAR: Lockhead Martin and the Making of the Military Industrial Complex...Read More »

  • Episode 42

    Laura Carlsen interviewed

    Counterpunch Radio | 05-23-16

    This week Eric welcomes back to the program Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy, to discuss the ongoing disappearances of activists in Mexico, the reassertion of US hegemony in Latin America, and how militarization and free trade are the cornerstones of US imperial power in the region. Eric and Laura begin with an analysis of the recent kidnappings of Mexican activists and the frightening similarities with the infamous Ayotzinapa disappearances of 2014. The conversation then shifts to Central America and Honduras, and the role of Hillary Clinton and the US in that country. Eric and Laura also discuss how the Trans-Pacific Partnership and privatization are at the heart of much of the negative developments in the Americas, and how this drive is connected to geopolitical and strategic considerations. All this and much more in this wide-ranging conversation...Read More »

  • What Is The Military Spending Hundreds Of Millions Of Tax Dollars On?

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    Rising Up With Sonali | 05-03-16

    During the peak of the US war in Afghanistan, President George W. Bush, and military officials touted our success at bringing Afghans back to their feet through the building of schools. It was a noble sounding goal. If young Afghans were able to receive education, it would undermine the Taliban, and win over the “hearts and minds” of Afghan people to the American occupiers...Read More »

  • Where are all the Americans in the Panama Papers?

    Jack Blum interviewed

    Fusion | 04-04-16

    We asked top experts in offshore finance to break down the American-related aspects of the Panama Papers leak...Read More »

  • What Did We Learn from Libya?

    Melvin A. Goodman interviewed

    Campaign for America's Future | 03-17-16

    Melvin A. Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, discusses the lessons of the Libya crisis to be learned from Hillary Clinton’s actions as secretary of state, and how Bernie Sanders has approached the issue as a presidential candidate...Read More »

  • US still providing Turkey with arms despite human rights violations

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    RT | 03-11-16

    RT producers spoke with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, about why America continues to arm Turkey amid evidence of human rights violations...Read More »

  • EU Parliament Adopts Call for an Arms Embargo Against Saudi Arabia

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    TheRealNews.com | 02-26-16

    Arms expert Willian Hartung says a more concerted effort by global actors will be needed to stop Saudi aggression...Read More »

  • DOD News | FederalNewsRadio.com

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    Pentagon Budget Campaign | 02-25-16

    Bill Hartung, Arms and Security Project, Center for International PolicyChairman John McCain of the Senate Armed Services Committee says the Pentagon doesn’t have a sequestration problem. Instead it has a spending problem. Bill Hartung is director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and author of the report “Promising the Sky: Pork Barrell Politics and the F-35.” On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the F-35 program is the perfect starting point for defense acquisition reform...Read More »

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