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Why Promote A Lying CIA Director?

by Ben Armbruster

LobeLog, Apr-11-2018 | Article

It’s rare that a proponent of military confrontation who is openly hostile to a different religious belief, dismissive of climate science, seemingly supportive of torture, and unsympathetic to women’s and LGBTQ rights would be nominated to become the nation’s chief diplomat... Read More »

Open Borders and Trump's False Narrative

by Laura Carlsen

Truth Out, Apr-11-2018 | Article

Donald Trump's campaign was built based on demonizing the phrase, referring, lie after lie, to a supposed policy of the Democratic Party to allow indiscriminate passage across the southern border... Read More »

FACEBOOK ISN’T THE PROBLEM, CONGRESSIONAL INACTION IS

by Ben Freeman

Inkstick, Apr-10-2018 | Article

Congress has done almost nothing to protect American democracy from foreign interference... Read More »

From Endless War to Diplomacy First: Time for a New Foreign Policy

by William D. Hartung

Medium, Apr-10-2018 | Article

Most Americans are unaware that we are a country at war — seven wars, in fact... Read More »

ARMS SALES TO SAUDI-LED COALITION DEMAND SCRUTINY

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, Apr-09-2018 | Article

Allowing a new transfer of precision-guided munitions to sail through Congress would endorse the worst coalition practices in Yemen... Read More »

Distorted Priorities: Spending on Nuclear Weapons Versus Diplomacy and Domestic Needs

by William D. Hartung

Apr-06-2018 | Fact Sheet

While the Pentagon moves full speed ahead on building a new generation of nuclear, bombs, missiles, aircraft and submarines, this year’s budget proposes deep cuts in spending for education, the environment, diplomacy, and the social safety net... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: March 2018

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, Apr-06-2018 | Article

In the last week of March 2018, we used Google Surveys to ask respondents the following questions about confidence in institutions:... Read More »

Donald Trump Is America’s Number-One Weapon Salesman

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Apr-04-2018 |

And he couldn’t be prouder of the job he’s doing... Read More »

HOME BLOG ABOUT US PEOPLE CONTACT Trump, Congress, and the Costs of Endless War

by William D. Hartung

Americas Porgram, Apr-04-2018 | Article

If Donald Trump is to be believed, everything he does is bigger and better than anything Barack Obama ever did. More often than not these claims are a gross exaggeration. But when it comes to Pentagon spending, Trump’s boasts have more than a grain of truth... Read More »

Selling Arms as if There Were No Tomorrow

by Security Assistance Monitor, William D. Hartung

TomDispatch, Apr-01-2018 | Article

Few American exports are more successful globally than things that go boom in the night: Hollywood movies -- especially, of course, superhero films, which regularly garner vast international audiences -- and advanced weaponry of just about every imaginable kind... Read More »

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