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In 2018, the Trump Administration Will Continue to Tout the Job Impacts of Arms Exports

by William D. Hartung

Forum on the Arms Trade, Dec-11-2017 | Article

Just as he did throughout his first year in office, during 2018 Donald Trump will no doubt continue to tout the domestic jobs associated with foreign arms deals as a signal achievement of his administration... Read More »

Massive Overkill

by William D. Hartung

War is Boring, Nov-15-2017 | Article

This piece has been updated and adapted from William Hartung’s “Nuclear Politics,” in Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation, edited by Helen Caldicott and published by New Press... Read More »

Who’s Really Driving Nuclear-Weapons Production?

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Nov-14-2017 | Article

Follow the money... Read More »

How to Wield Influence and Sell Weaponry in Washington

by William D. Hartung

TomDispatch, Nov-14-2017 | Article

This article was also featured on Antiwar.com, Mother Jones, BillMoyers.com, Common Dreams, and more.... Read More »

DONALD TRUMP’S HOLLOW PROMISES ON ARMS SALES TO JAPAN

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, Nov-09-2017 | Article

It may not surprise you to learn that as with many other important issues, Donald Trump doesn’t understand how the global arms trade works... Read More »

16 years, $5.6 trillion later, are the post-9/11 wars worth it?

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Nov-08-2017 |

This week the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Center released a report that estimates the current and future costs of U.S. involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other post-9/11 conflicts at an astonishing $5.6 trillion... Read More »

Putting the Brake on U.S. Military Actions

by William D. Hartung

NY Times, Oct-29-2017 | Letter

Your welcome editorial describes the scale, range and duration of the multiple American military operations abroad... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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