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A Breath of Fresh Air on Nuclear Weapons Policy

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, Oct-27-2017 |

For the growing number of Americans who are now paying attention to the long-neglected issue of the dangers posed by nuclear weapons, the primary reaction is fear, focused on one of three concerns: fear of a nuclear North Korea, fear of a war on the Korean peninsula, or fear of a nuclear war... Read More »

Harry Blaney: Letter to the Editor

by Harry Blaney

The Sunday Times, Oct-27-2017 | Letter

Brexit will in time erase any real influence by Britain over events in Europe and in America. This self-isolation and disengagement will have a negative impact on the UK’s security, economy and global standing. Many from the EU nations died side by side with Britons and Americans in the Second World War to bring about a Europe that is united, democratic and at peace... Read More »

CIA in Afghanistan: Operation Phoenix Redux?

by Matthew Hoh

AntiWar.Blog, Oct-24-2017 |

These CIA teams in Afghanistan are not just reminiscent of the Operation Phoenix program in Vietnam, the death squads of Central America and the Shia torture and murder militias of Baghdad, they are the direct descendants of them... Read More »

Corporate Patriots or War Profiteers?

by William D. Hartung

Medium, Oct-23-2017 |

Weapons contractors like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman don’t like us to talk about the fact that their products are used to kill people in conflicts all over the world... Read More »

Grassroots Groups Respond to Trump’s Decision to Decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal

by Win Without War

Common Dreams, Oct-13-2017 |

Joint statement by Beyond the Bomb, CREDO, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Indivisible, J Street, MoveOn.org Civic Action, NIAC Action, Peace Action, VoteVets, Win Without War, and Women’s Action for New Directions on Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement... Read More »

A Vote This Week Could End U.S. Role In Yemen War

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, Oct-11-2017 | Article

Yemen is in the midst of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in modern times, and the United States and its allies in Saudi Arabia bear a large part of the responsibility... Read More »

Here’s Where Your Tax Dollars for ‘Defense’ Are Really Going

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Oct-10-2017 | Article

Here’s a question for you: How do you spell boondoggle? The answer (in case you didn’t already know): P-e-n-t-a-g-o-n.... Read More »

Tomgram: William Hartung, How the Military-Industrial Complex Preys on the Troops

by William D. Hartung

Tom Dispatch, Oct-08-2017 | Article

I’m sure you’ve heard about the $65 million. Or was it $86 million? Or was it even more? You know, the funds the Pentagon sunk into that hotshot plane it was preparing for its Afghan drug interdiction program. You haven’t? ... Read More »

Sanders Outlines Vision of a Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy

by William D. Hartung

Americas Program, Sep-29-2017 |

During the 2016 presidential campaign, progressives who work on U.S. foreign policy issues had high hopes that Bernie Sanders would provide a sharp counterpoint to the hawkish views of Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump... Read More »

The Wrong Diagnosis on Defense

by William D. Hartung

US News & World Report, Sep-29-2017 |

Contrary to the rhetoric emanating from Capitol Hill, the Pentagon is not underfunded, and a lack of funds is not what has caused recent, tragic accidents that have cost the lives of U.S. military personnel... Read More »

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