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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 »

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 »

REAGANOMICS ON STEROIDS?

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, Dec-14-2017 | Article

As Congress rushes to make year-end deals on spending and taxes, I have a sinking feeling that we’ve seen this movie before: large tax cuts, sharp increases in Pentagon spending, and a pledge that it will all work out as increased economic growth keeps the federal deficit from going through the roof. This approach has a troubling pedigree – it’s basically Reaganomics on steroids... Read More »

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 »

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