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The Military-Industrial Complex Is on Corporate Welfare

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Feb-27-2018 | Article

The Pentagon will get an extra $165 billion over the next two years—that’s even more than Donald Trump asked for... Read More »

Putting the Pentagon’s Pennies in Perspective

by Ben Freeman, William D. Hartung

Defense One, Feb-17-2018 | Article

$80 billion is a lot of money. And that's just the "modest" increase on this year's defense budget... Read More »

William Hartung, How the Arms Lobby is Distorting Our Budget Priorities.

by William D. Hartung

The Peace Education Center, Feb-09-2018 | Video, Speech

As Eisenhower Warned: How the Arms Lobby is Distorting Our Budget Priorities. The Peace Eduction Center Speaker Series hosts William Harting, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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