Commentary - Arms & Security Project

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Will the NRA Kill a Global Arms Trade Treaty?

by William D. Hartung

Reuters USA, Jul-13-2012 | Article

It’s clear that opposition to measures making it harder to arm tyrants or pour weapons into war zones is in keeping with the NRA’s overriding ideology... Read More »

Why No One Notices Our MAD Planet

by William D. Hartung, Jul-08-2012 | Article

The only way to be safe from nuclear weapons is to get rid of them -- not just the Iranian one that doesn’t yet exist, but all of them ... Read More »

Pentagon Contractors Play a Disturbing Game

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, Jun-25-2012 | Article

If politics is a game of chess, Pentagon contractors have decided their workers are the pawns... Read More »

Romney's Defense Plan

by William D. Hartung

Chicago Tribune, May-30-2012 | Letter

William Hartung offers his opinions about Mitt Romney's defense plan... Read More »

Cut Costs by Losing the Bombs

by William D. Hartung

Newsday, May-22-2012 | Article

In an era when threats like terrorism, cyberattacks, epidemics of disease and environmental degradation pose the greatest risks to our security, nuclear weapons are largely irrelevant to our safety... Read More »

Posturing on Plutonium

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, May-15-2012 | Article

There have been so many bad proposals on defense issues thrown around in the House of Representatives lately it's hard to know where to start... Read More »

Defense Industry Scare Tactics Won’t Create Jobs

by William D. Hartung, Miriam Pemberton

The Hill, Mar-29-2012 | Article

As indicated by the recent rollout of the House Republican budget strategy, the gloves are off in the battle to define the country’s spending priorities in the run-up to the November elections... Read More »

Romney's Foreign Policy Fantasies: "Breathtaking Weakness?"

by William D. Hartung

Talking Points Memo, Mar-28-2012 | Article

In a blog post at the web site of Foreign Policy magazine, Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney attempts to paint the Obama administration as "soft" on Russia, and on security issues more broadly... Read More »

Defense Reform Can Fuel Economic Revival

by William D. Hartung

The Sacramento Bee, Feb-10-2012 | Article

On Feb. 13 the Obama administration will release the full details of its Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal. Advocates of higher military spending are already spreading cries of alarm... Read More »

Nukes for the Troops? - The Absurdity of Uncritical Support for the Pentagon

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, Feb-03-2012 | Article

Just when you thought there were enough arms industry front groups pushing for higher Pentagon spending, there's a new kid on the block: the Coalition for a Common Defense... Read More »

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