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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 »

U.S. Arms and Training Fuel UAE’s War in Yemen

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, Sep-29-2017 |

Discussions about the war in Yemen in the media and on Capitol Hill generally focus on the role of the Saudi-led bombing campaign, which has killed thousands of civilians while targeting hospitals, marketplaces, and even a funeral... Read More »

Trump's UN speech is Bush's 'axis of evil' on steroids

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Sep-20-2017 |

When U.S. presidents blame all the world’s troubles on a handful of “rogue” regimes, bad things happen... Read More »

Why diplomacy with North Korea works better than ‘fire and fury’

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Aug-09-2017 |

President Trump’s statement that North Korea will face “fire and fury” “like the world has never seen” if it continues to make threats against the United States is reckless and alarming... Read More »

Boosting the Pentagon at the Expense of Domestic Programs Puts Lives at Risk

by William D. Hartung

Medium, Jul-29-2017 |

Pentagon spending is at one of the highest levels in history, but you would never know it if you only listened to the Pentagon, the generals, and military hawks in Congress... Read More »

A Guide to Trump’s $1 Trillion Defense Bill

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Jul-25-2017 |

In May 2012, TomDispatch featured a piece by Chris Hellman and Mattea Kramer, both then analysts at the National Priorities Project, headlined “War Pay: The Nearly $1 Trillion National Security Budget.” ... Read More »

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