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Trump Admin. Continues Spike in Counterterrorism Aid to Africa

by Security Assistance Monitor

Security Assistance Monitor, May 2018 | Press Release

U.S. Counterterrorism Aid Globally Increasingly Focused on Foreign Militaries, Border Security, and Anti-Radicalization... Read More »

BlackRock: Funding War, Preaching Social Responsibility

by William D. Hartung

Medium, May 2018 | Article

With $5 trillion in assets under its control, BlackRock is the largest corporation of its kind in the world. In recent years the company has been seeking to burnish its image by urging the companies it funds to take into account the concerns of the communities in which they operate, including showing leadership on “environmental, social and governance matters.” ... Read More »

MILITARY READINESS COMES SECOND IN CONGRESS

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, May 2018 | Article

Report shows lawmakers cater to contractors, not the troops... Read More »

How the Saudis Wooed Donald Trump

by Ben Freeman, William D. Hartung

The Nation, May 2018 | Article

All it took was flattery, arms, and a little bit of cash... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: April 2018

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, May 2018 | Article

In July, we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing basis. This post provides our data for the month of April... Read More »

Trump Trashes Diplomacy, Opens Path To War With Iran

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, May 2018 | Article

President Trump’s decision to violate and withdraw from the Iran anti-nuclear deal is one of the most dangerous foreign policy blunders in recent memory, setting the stage for a war that one analyst has noted could “make the Afghan and Iraqi conflicts look like a walk in the park.”... Read More »

The CIA’s Big Lie for Gina Haspel

by Melvin A. Goodman

Counterpunch, May 2018 | Article

The Central Intelligence Agency is rolling out the “big lie” on Capital Hill in order to gain confirmation for Gina Haspel as its director... Read More »

The Inter-Korean Summit Declaration of April 27, 2018: a review in detail

by Charles Knight

May 2018 | Report

The April 27, 2018 Inter-Korean Summit was a visibly cordial, even happy, event. At its conclusion, North and South Korea released a Declaration of Peace, Prosperity and Unification... Read More »

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

by Ari Rickman, William D. Hartung

May 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 »

White House Joins Netanyahu In Making Case For Iran Deal

by Ben Armbruster

Lobe Log, May 2018 | Article

Something remarkable happened last night regarding the Iran nuclear agreement. Despite Donald Trump’s years-long uninformed noise about how terrible the deal supposedly is, the White House inadvertently justified its existence... Read More »

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