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Throwing Money at the Pentagon Is About Politics, Not Security

by William D. Hartung

War is Boring, Feb-07-2018 | Article

Today the Senate reached a budget deal that would increase spending for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons to a mind-blowing $700 billion this year, while locking in an even higher figure for 2019... Read More »

The Avoidable Crisis

by Glenn Hurowitz

, Feb-01-2018 | Report

The European Meat Industry's Environmental Catastrophe... Read More »

Overspending on the Pentagon won’t make us safer

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Jan-30-2018 | Article

The Trump administration is reportedly set to propose $716 billion on the Pentagon and related programs for fiscal 2019. If true, it will be a case of throwing good money after bad... Read More »

How women are building feminist human security in the Americas

by Laura Carlsen

Open Democracy, Jan-25-2018 | Article

Across the region, women are forging alternative paths to real peace and security, rejecting militarisation and violence. They do this at great personal risk... Read More »

A Nuclear Plan in Dangerous Times: Letter to the Editor

by Harry Blaney

New York Times, Jan-22-2018 | Letter

Your editorial analysis of the dangers of the Trump administration’s nuclear policy indicates that it can lead only to higher risks of nuclear calamities, with global instability and proliferation of even more weapons of mass destruction... Read More »

A Seat at the Table

by William D. Hartung

Harpers, Jan-16-2018 | Letter

Theodore Postol suggests that a swarm of defensive drones hovering over the Sea of Japan might force Kim Jong-un to the bargaining table [“Destroyer of Worlds,” Forum, December]. But it could also be viewed as a way of increasing the United States’ ability to launch a first strike with impunity... Read More »

MLK NOW! AND THE FUTURE OF THE MOVEMENT FOR PEACE

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, Jan-15-2018 | Article

I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours on the Martin Luther King holiday at MLK Now!, a gathering dedicated not only to honoring Dr. King’s legacy but also to spurring action on the issues he raised before he was taken from us 50 years ago this coming April... Read More »

Trump Is On His Way to Record-Setting Defense Spending in 2018

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Jan-11-2018 | Article

As the president doubles down on wars abroad, companies like Boeing stand to reap billions... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: December 2017

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, Jan-09-2018 | Article

n July we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing basis... Read More »

America’s shadow war in Africa is dangerous and counterproductive

by Salih Booker, William D. Hartung

The Hill, Jan-05-2018 | Article

Later this month, the Pentagon is scheduled to release the results of its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the preventable deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger last October... Read More »

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