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Neocons Call For War Against Iran In Syria After Israeli Strikes

by Ben Armbruster

Lobe Log, Feb-16-2018 | Article

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a little known but highly influential hawkish think tank in Washington that has made a name for itself over the past few years by opposing the Iran nuclear deal and its subsequent (and current) efforts to derail it... Read More »

Open Borders and Trump's False Narrative

by Laura Carlsen

Truth Out, Feb-10-2018 | Article

Donald Trump's campaign was built based on demonizing the phrase, referring, lie after lie, to a supposed policy of the Democratic Party to allow indiscriminate passage across the southern border... Read More »

CONGRESS WENT BIGLY ON THE BUDGET

by Stephen Miles

Inkstick, Feb-09-2018 | Article

You get an F-35! And you get an F-35! Everyone gets an F-35!... 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 »

How women are building feminist human security in the Americas

by Laura Carlsen

Open Democracy, Jan-25-2018 | Article

Across the region, women are forging alternative paths to real peace and security, rejecting militarisation and violence. They do this at great personal risk... 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 »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: December 2017

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, Jan-09-2018 | Article

n July we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing basis... 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 »

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