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Trump and Security Assistance


LobeLog, Nov-22-2016 |

U.S. security assistance has become one of the major foreign policy tools of the U.S. government since 9/11 to combat terrorism abroad, but this assistance is increasingly criticized for failing to achieve its objectives and in some cases exacerbating problems... Read More »

U.S. Military and Police Aid Programs A Basic Guide

by Celina Menzel, Colby Goodman

Nov-11-2016 | Fact Sheet

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Israel Gives Up Little to Get Largest Ever U.S. Arms Deal


LobeLog, Sep-16-2016 |

After pushing off negotiations until the Iran deal concluded, Netanyahu has “settled” for the largest military aid package to any country in the history of U.S. security assistance. The deal will provide Israel $38 billion over ten years starting in 2019. Although the record deal does contain some significant Israeli concessions compared to the last agreement, little is likely to change... Read More »

How Did a Nuclear Warhead End Up Lying in a Ditch in Arkansas?

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Sep-13-2016 |

The documentary Command and Control shows just how horrifyingly vulnerable we are to errors involving nuclear weapons. The question is not just whether Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un can be trusted with nuclear weapons; it is whether it is safe for any nation to possess them at all... Read More »

How the Pentagon became the world's weapon system superstore

by William D. Hartung

War College, Sep-08-2016 | Interview

The United States is the world's largest arms merchant. It's not even close. So, who decides what gets sold, and to whom? And how closely does anyone follow the rules? This week on War College we look at the upsides, and the downsides, of having such a big share of the arms market... Read More »

Centre Provides Interns with a Chance to Take on the Nation’s Capital

by Jared Thompson

Aug-27-2016 |

Jared Thompson, an international studies major, spent his summer in the capital working as a research intern for the Security Assistance Monitor (SAM), a project of the Center for International Policy that tracks security assistance given by the United States government to foreign powers.... Read More »

‘You Don’t Get the Full Picture of What a Devastating Trade This Is’

by William D. Hartung, Aug-12-2016 | Interview

Janine Jackson interviewed William Hartung about US arms sales for the August 5, 2016, episode of CounterSpin... Read More »

William Hartung on US Arms Trade

by William D. Hartung

CounterSpin, Aug-05-2016 | Interview

“When American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you’d expect to hear about it. Not so with the global arms trade.” That’s the lead on a recent article by William Hartung. He’s director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and author of, most recently, Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. We’ll ask him how it is that we hear so little about an industry that’s so big... Read More »

On Military Spending and National Defense: Interview with William Hartung

by William D. Hartung

Harvard Political Review, Aug-03-2016 | Interview

Having served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute in the past, William Hartung is the current director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. In addition, he has worked as a speechwriter, policy analyst, and author, who has published several books on the critique of U.S. arms sales policies. He has been featured on Huffington Post, The New York Times, CNN, and more... Read More »

The Obama Administration Has Brokered More Weapons Sales Than Any Other Administration Since World War II

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Jul-26-2016 |

The world may be in turmoil, but the American arms industry is cashing in... Read More »

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