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William Hartung, How the Arms Lobby is Distorting Our Budget Priorities.

by William D. Hartung

The Peace Education Center, February 2018 | Video, Speech

As Eisenhower Warned: How the Arms Lobby is Distorting Our Budget Priorities. The Peace Eduction Center Speaker Series hosts William Harting, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. ... Read More »

Throwing Money at the Pentagon Is About Politics, Not Security

by William D. Hartung

War is Boring, February 2018 | Article

Today the Senate reached a budget deal that would increase spending for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons to a mind-blowing $700 billion this year, while locking in an even higher figure for 2019... Read More »

Overspending on the Pentagon won’t make us safer

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, January 2018 | Article

The Trump administration is reportedly set to propose $716 billion on the Pentagon and related programs for fiscal 2019. If true, it will be a case of throwing good money after bad... Read More »

A Seat at the Table

by William D. Hartung

Harpers, January 2018 | Letter

Theodore Postol suggests that a swarm of defensive drones hovering over the Sea of Japan might force Kim Jong-un to the bargaining table [“Destroyer of Worlds,” Forum, December]. But it could also be viewed as a way of increasing the United States’ ability to launch a first strike with impunity... Read More »

MLK NOW! AND THE FUTURE OF THE MOVEMENT FOR PEACE

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, January 2018 | Article

I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours on the Martin Luther King holiday at MLK Now!, a gathering dedicated not only to honoring Dr. King’s legacy but also to spurring action on the issues he raised before he was taken from us 50 years ago this coming April... Read More »

Trump Is On His Way to Record-Setting Defense Spending in 2018

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, January 2018 | Article

As the president doubles down on wars abroad, companies like Boeing stand to reap billions... Read More »

America’s shadow war in Africa is dangerous and counterproductive

by Salih Booker, William D. Hartung

The Hill, January 2018 | Article

Later this month, the Pentagon is scheduled to release the results of its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the preventable deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger last October... Read More »

REAGANOMICS ON STEROIDS?

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, December 2017 | Article

As Congress rushes to make year-end deals on spending and taxes, I have a sinking feeling that we’ve seen this movie before: large tax cuts, sharp increases in Pentagon spending, and a pledge that it will all work out as increased economic growth keeps the federal deficit from going through the roof. This approach has a troubling pedigree – it’s basically Reaganomics on steroids... Read More »

In 2018, the Trump Administration Will Continue to Tout the Job Impacts of Arms Exports

by William D. Hartung

Forum on the Arms Trade, December 2017 | Article

Just as he did throughout his first year in office, during 2018 Donald Trump will no doubt continue to tout the domestic jobs associated with foreign arms deals as a signal achievement of his administration... Read More »

Massive Overkill

by William D. Hartung

War is Boring, November 2017 | Article

This piece has been updated and adapted from William Hartung’s “Nuclear Politics,” in Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation, edited by Helen Caldicott and published by New Press... Read More »

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