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US Foreign Military Training Reached Record Highs in 2015

US Foreign Military Training Reached Record Highs in 2015

by Security Assistance Monitor

May-03-2017 | Report

Washington, DC – The number of US foreign military trainees increased substantially in FY 2015, growing from 56,346 in FY 2014 to 79,865 in FY 2015, according to a new Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) report released today on trends in US foreign military training. The report, which is based on an analysis of the US “Foreign Military Training” report released earlier this year, marks the highest number of US military trainees in any year since FY 2006... Read More »

The Military Budget and the Costs of War: The Coming Trump Storm

The Military Budget and the Costs of War: The Coming Trump Storm

by William D. Hartung

Apr-12-2017 | Report

The Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Center for International Policy released a report today on the proposed Trump military budget in historical, strategic, and budgetary perspective. The report entitled, The Military Budget and the Costs of War: The Coming Trump Storm, reveals the full costs of U.S. spending on national security-related functions and demonstrates that much of that money is being misspent due to special interest lobbying and a distorted view of what will make America and its allies safer... Read More »

Whistleblower at the CIA

Whistleblower at the CIA

by Melvin A. Goodman

Feb-01-2017 | Book

Mel Goodman will be lecturing at the University of North Carolina on October 3rd and at Yale University on October 17th. His book "Whistleblower at the CIA" will be published February 2017 and is posted on Amazon.com for advance sale. See more at melvingoodman.com.... Read More »

Articles and Media Appearances 2016

by William D. Hartung

Jan-19-2017 |

This report summarizes articles and media appearances by Arms and Security Project director William D. Hartung during 2016. The project’s work during 2016 focused on reining in Pentagon spending and reducing arms transfers to the Middle East, as part of a larger effort to promote a more effective U.S. foreign policy that focuses on preventing conflict rather than engaging in military action... Read More »

U.S. Arms Transfers to the UAE and Mideast Security

U.S. Arms Transfers to the UAE and Mideast Security

by William D. Hartung

Jan-11-2017 |

Despite the fact that it involves billions of dollars worth of weaponry, the U.S./UAE arms transfer relationship receives relatively little attention among the public, in the media, or in Congress. In part this is because the UAE connection is overshadowed by the U.S. role as the primary arms supplier to Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabia’s use of U.S. arms in its brutal bombing campaign in Yemen. But the UAE’s increasingly effective military capabilities and growing regional security role deserve closer scrutiny, both because of their impact on the future of the region and their implications for the future of U.S. arms transfer policy... Read More »

U.S. Arms Transfers to Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen

U.S. Arms Transfers to Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen

by William D. Hartung

Dec-01-2016 | Policy Brief

This issue brief provides information on the amounts and types of U.S.-supplied equipment in the Saudi arsenal, with a focus on air and ground forces. Much of this equipment has been put to use in the war in Yemen.... Read More »

The Future of Pentagon Spending  in the New Political Climate

The Future of Pentagon Spending in the New Political Climate

by William D. Hartung

Nov-16-2016 | Report

The results of the presidential election have troubling implications for the future of Pentagon spending, and for how the U.S. military is likely to be used in the years to come. We need the wisdom of everyone who cares about peace to figure out the best way to move forward in what could be a very difficult period for the issues and values we care about most. There is no more important time than right now to be doing this work.... Read More »

Afghanistan: Lessons Identified 2001-2014. Part II-Development Cooperation in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Lessons Identified 2001-2014. Part II-Development Cooperation in Afghanistan

by Nicole Ball

Sep-12-2016 | Report

This is one of three studies commissioned by the political parties supporting Denmark’s engagement in Afghanistan. Its objective is to contribute to the development of realistic and useful lessons for future comprehensive and integrated efforts in fragile and conflict affected states... Read More »

Ending America's Endless Wars

Ending America's Endless Wars

by Bill Goodfellow

May-01-2016 | Brochure

A successful advocacy campaign begins with solid research. To discover what is really being done in America’s name, one must follow the money. The Center for International Policy maintains the most comprehensive database of U.S. military and police aid as well as arms sales to over 180 nations around the world... Read More »

CounterPunch Digital Magazine Volume 23 no 1

by Melvin A. Goodman

Mar-30-2016 |

In this Issue: Inside the CIA: Melvin Goodman recounts his battles with William Casey and Robert Gates... Read More »

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