Military Spending In Maryland

By William D. Hartung

Oct-21-2015 | Report

Maryland is 4th in the country in Pentagon prime contract awards, receiving over $13.5 billion in FY 2014. It is 4th in the country for in contract awards per capita, with $2,260 being awarded per person in the state. Prime Pentagon spending accounted for 4.2% of Maryland’s overall GDP in FY 2014.... Read More »

Pentagon Spending in Tennessee

By William D. Hartung

Oct-05-2015 | Report

Tennessee is 37th in the country in Pentagon prime contract awards, receiving $1.24 billion in FY2014 (USASpending). It received $190 in Pentagon awards per capita in FY2014 and ranked 48th in per capita awards relative to other states. Comparatively, Tennessee received $1.23 billion in FY2013 (USASpending). With a GDP of $300.6 billion in FY2014, DoD contracts accounted for approximately .41% of Tennessee’s GDP (Bureau of Economic Analysis).... Read More »

Pentagon Spending in Connecticut

By William D. Hartung

Oct-05-2015 | Report

Connecticut is 5th in the country in Pentagon prime contract awards, receiving $13.2 billion in FY2014. It is 3rd in the country for contract awards per capita, at $3,693. Prime Pentagon spending accounted for 5.7% of Connecticut’s overall GDP in 2014.... Read More »

New Book Assesses State of 'America's War Machine' Five Decades After Ike's Speech

By William D. Hartung

Nov-23-2015 | Article

The McCartneys' book provides a crisp, clear analysis of the state of the MIC more than 50 years after Eisenhower and his advisors coined the term. The authors deploy dozens of examples to make their case that unfortunately, the MIC is alive and well, with an outsized role in determining not only how much to spend on the Pentagon, but also on whether the country is at war or at peace... Read More »

Merchants of Menace: How US Arms Sales are Fueling Middle East Wars

By William D. Hartung

Nov-20-2015 | Article

The majority of the Obama administration’s major arms sales have gone to the Middle East and Persian Gulf, with Saudi Arabia topping the list with over $49 billion in new agreements. This is particularly troubling given the complex array of conflicts raging throughout the region, and given the Saudi regime’s use of U.S.-supplied weaponry in its military intervention in Yemen... Read More »

News Flash: Bomber Lobby Wants More Bombers

By William D. Hartung

Nov-20-2015 | Article

The ink is barely dry on the Air Force's press release announcing the selection of Northrop Grumman as the prime contractor to build 100 new bombers, and the bomber lobby is already pushing to double that amount... Read More »

Recent Posts from our Blogs

National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism

Nov-20-15 | Temple Beth Shalom 205 E. Barcelona Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505

Mel Goodman to speak on "National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism" in Santa Fe... Read More »

Crisis in Yemen - Humanitarian and Security Consequences of Military Support to the Region

Oct-20-15 | The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036

An expert panel will look at the situation in Yemen today and the politics and consequences of adding additional military equipment to the conflict.... Read More »

40th Anniversary Dinner

Oct-09-15 | Mayflower Hotel

CIP is celebrating 40 years of advancing sustainability, justice and peace. Join us for a commemorative dinner in Washington, D.C. at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Hotel... Read More »

CIP in the Press
  • The Most Foolish Initiative I Have Seen In 50 Years

    Harry Blaney

    Financial Times, 11-18-15

    The decision to campaign to leave the EU is one of the most foolish political initiatives I have seen in 50 years as scholar, diplomat and geostrategic policy planner to four secretaries of state...Read More »

  • The Numbers Behind U.S. Military Aid to Israel

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    WBEZ's Worldview, 11-12-15

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama on Monday and a big item on the agenda was a discussion about a new ten year military package for Israel. It’s been reported that Israel would ask for an increase in aid, from 3 billion to 5 billion. We’ll take a look at how military aid has been spent until now with William Hartung. He is the director of the Arms & Security Project at the Center for International Policy and author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex...Read More »

  • Brutal Borders

    Laura Carlsen quoted

    Foreign Affairs, 11-04-15

    Commentator Laura Carlsen featured in an article about Mexico’s Immigration Crackdown and the role the United States plays....Read More »