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Ready to Profit: Corporate Beneficiaries of Congressional Add-Ons to the FY 2018 Pentagon Budget

by Ari Rickman, William D. Hartung

May-02-2018 | Report

The final Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the Pentagon and related spending -- on programs like work on nuclear warheads at the Department of Energy -- totaled $700 billion, tens of billions of dollars more than the Trump administration’s proposal... Read More »

Pentagon Spending in Massachusetts

Pentagon Spending in Massachusetts

by William D. Hartung

Apr-06-2018 | Report

Massachusetts ranked 9th (USA Spending) in the country in Department of Defense (DoD) awards during FY2017, receiving $10.3 billion... Read More »

Pentagon Spending in Michigan

Pentagon Spending in Michigan

by William D. Hartung

Mar-24-2018 | Report

Michigan ranked 24 th (USA Spending) in the country in terms of Department of Defense (DoD) awards during FY2017, receiving $3.09 billion 1... Read More »

SAUDI ARMS SALES AND THE PROMISE OF JOBS

SAUDI ARMS SALES AND THE PROMISE OF JOBS

by William D. Hartung

Jan-29-2018 | Report

The promise of jobs created by US weapons exports plays a major role in generating support for arms sales in Congress and the Executive Branch. During President Trump’s 2017 state visit to Saudi Arabia, he pledged $110 billion in new arms offers in the name of “jobs, jobs, jobs.”... Read More »

Commentary and Media Appearances in 2017

Commentary and Media Appearances in 2017

by William D. Hartung

Jan-03-2018 | Report

This listing includes articles by project director William D. Hartung; articles quoting or citing the project or its work; and radio and TV appearances. The project published 5 research reports; articles that appeared in 99 newspapers and web sites; project director William D. Hartung was quoted in 56 news outlets and appeared on 15 radio and TV programs. The 170 total media “hits” registered by the project added up to over three per week... Read More »

Donald Trump’s Dangerous Love Affair With Saudi Arabia & Its Impacts on Mideast Security

Donald Trump’s Dangerous Love Affair With Saudi Arabia & Its Impacts on Mideast Security

by William D. Hartung

Dec-04-2017 |

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States shocked the world. The contrast between his worldview and that of his predecessor, Barack Obama, could not have been starker. The global forces of authoritarianism were given a huge boost by this turn of events while supporters of democracy and human rights were left demoralized and disillusioned. Among the governments that openly celebrated the 2016 presidential result, one country stands out—the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia... Read More »

US Arms Transfers to the UAE and the War In Yemen

US Arms Transfers to the UAE and the War In Yemen

by William D. Hartung

Sep-27-2017 | Report

The central role of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the war in Yemen has yet to receive the attention it deserves... Read More »

Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: The Corporate Connection

by Derek Paulhus, William D. Hartung

Aug-10-2017 | Report

The U.S. arms sales relationship with Saudi Arabia is increasingly controversial as a result of the brutal Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen, which has utilized U.S.-supplied weaponry to target civilians, causing thousands of deaths in the process... Read More »

Spending on the Pentagon and Related Programs: A Primer

Spending on the Pentagon and Related Programs: A Primer

by William D. Hartung

Jul-26-2017 | Report

Coming up with a reliable number for spending on the Pentagon and related programs can be complicated. There are multiple funding streams, and not all of them come by way of the Pentagon’s budget. Articles on Pentagon spending often give incomplete numbers, or fail to explain which aspects of spending on national defense are being described. This fact sheet is designed to provide a guide to the different funding streams and where things stand as of July 2017... 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 »

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