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Pentagon Spending in Georgia

Pentagon Spending in Georgia

by William D. Hartung

Jun-15-2015 | Report

Georgia ranked 14th in the country in terms Pentagon awards during FY2014, receiving $6.4 billion . It received $624 in contract awards per capita, which ranked 22nd among the 50 states. Comparatively, Georgia received $5.6 billion in FY2013. As Georgia’s GDP was $456.5 billion in FY2013, the most recent year for which state GDP figures are available, DoD contracts accounted for approximately 1.2% of Georgia’s GDP in 2013... Read More »

Pentagon Spending in Missouri

Pentagon Spending in Missouri

by William D. Hartung

Jun-15-2015 | Report

Missouri ranked 12th in the country in terms of Pentagon awards during FY2014, receiving $7.2 billion. It received $1,179.77 in contract awards per capita in FY2014, which ranked 11th among the 50 states. Comparatively, Missouri received $8 billion in FY2013. As Missouri’s GDP was $276 billion in FY 2013, the most recent year for which state GDP figures are available, DoD contracts accounted for approximately 2.9% of Missouri’s GDP in 2013... Read More »

Pentagon Spending in Michigan

Pentagon Spending in Michigan

by William D. Hartung

Jun-15-2015 | Report

Michigan ranked 24th in the country in terms of Pentagon awards during FY2014, receiving $2.6 billion. It received $298 in contract awards per capita in FY2014, which ranked 43rd among the 50 states. Comparatively, Michigan received $2.95 billion in FY2013. As Michigan’s GDP was 432.6 billion in FY2013, the most recent year for which state GDP figures are available, DoD contracts accounted for approximately .67% of Michigan’s GDP in 2013... Read More »

The Littoral Combat Ship: The Warship  That Can’t Go to War

The Littoral Combat Ship: The Warship That Can’t Go to War

by Jacob Marx

Aug-26-2014 | Policy Brief

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is the Navy’s response to perceived changes in naval warfare and falling budgets. In theory, the LCS is a multifaceted and cost-effective answer to these requirements. In reality, the LCS is an overpriced, underperforming vessel that does not meet current needs and is a bad deal for taxpayers... Read More »

Promising the Sky: Pork Barrel Politics and the F-35 Combat Aircraft

Promising the Sky: Pork Barrel Politics and the F-35 Combat Aircraft

by William D. Hartung

Jan-22-2014 | Report

Lockheed Martin's assertions that the development and construction of the F-35 combat aircraft sustains 125,000 jobs in 46 states are exaggerated says Hartung, and his latest report documents how the real number is roughly half of what Lockheed Martin claims... Read More »

Risk and Returns: The Economic Illogic of the Obama Administration's Arms Export Reforms

Risk and Returns: The Economic Illogic of the Obama Administration's Arms Export Reforms

by William D. Hartung

Aug-21-2013 | Report

The Obama administration's plans to dramatically loosen U.S. arms export controls will likely lead to an easier time for smugglers in the near future... Read More »

Minimum Returns: The Economic Impacts of Pentagon Spending

Minimum Returns: The Economic Impacts of Pentagon Spending

by William D. Hartung, Natalie Peterson

Feb-07-2013 | Report

In his latest report, William Hartung looks at the impact Pentagon spending has on the economy... Read More »

Profiles of Pentagon Spending by State

Profiles of Pentagon Spending by State

by William D. Hartung

Jan-07-2013 | Report

A compilation of Pentagon activity state-by-state in the U.S.... Read More »

Myths vs. Realities of Pentagon Spending

Myths vs. Realities of Pentagon Spending

by William D. Hartung

Jul-17-2012 | Report

As defense contractors play to American's fears of poor security to increase military spending, Bill Hartung and Stephen Miles reveal the facts about Pentagon spending... Read More »

Bombs Versus Budgets: Inside the Nuclear Weapons Lobby

Bombs Versus Budgets: Inside the Nuclear Weapons Lobby

by William D. Hartung, Christine Anderson

Jun-06-2012 | Report

Bill Hartung explores the role of the nuclear arms lobby in seeking to block cuts in the hundreds of billions of dollars the U.S. government plans to spend on nuclear weapons in the next decade and beyond... Read More »

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