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Trump’s Space Force

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, September 2018 | Article

On June 18th, President Trump announced that he was directing the Pentagon to develop a new branch of the U.S. military, a “Space Force” that would give the U.S. “dominance” in that realm. It would be, he said — and here he used a classic phrase from the Jim Crow era of racial segregation — “separate but equal” to the U.S. Air Force... Read More »

Trump’s Space Force Is Putting Us All in Danger

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, September 2018 | Article

On June 18th, President Trump announced that he was directing the Pentagon to develop a new branch of the U.S. military, a “Space Force” that would give the U.S. “dominance” in that realm. It would be, he said -- and here he used a classic phrase from the Jim Crow era of racial segregation -- “separate but equal” to the U.S. Air Force... Read More »

WILL $100 MILLION IN DEFENSE CEO SALARIES MAKE US SAFER?

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, September 2018 | Article

The Senate just approved a $675 billion Pentagon spending bill by a vote of 85 to 7. When defense-related activities like nuclear warhead research and development at the Department of Energy are taken into account, the total figure is well north of $700 billion... Read More »

Congress Can Help End The Suffering In Yemen

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, September 2018 | Article

The Saudi intervention in Yemen—carried out with U.S support—ranks alongside the war in Syria as the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe. Without concerted action by Congress, things will get worse before they get better... Read More »

It’s long past time to tie the president’s hands

by Diana Ohlbaum

The Hill, September 2018 | Article

Bob Woodward, famed chronicler of what Washington says when the cameras are turned off, has titled his new book on the Trump Administration “Fear.” ... Read More »

A Common Threat Is Uniting Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, International & Domestic Gun Violence Prevention Groups

by William D. Hartung

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, August 2018 | Article

There has always been some cross over between international concerns over small arms gun trafficking, and the domestic priorities of U.S. gun violence prevention groups... Read More »

Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, August 2018 | Article

The administration is fulfilling the National Rifle Association’s wildest dreams... Read More »

UN Vote Buying: A Bad Idea That Never Dies

by Diana Ohlbaum

Lobe Log, August 2018 | Article

The Trump administration is agitating for a “sweeping reassessment” of the way foreign aid is distributed. Rather than making decisions based on where it is needed most or how it can be put to best use, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is proposing to tie aid to how countries vote in the UN General Assembly... Read More »

Will The Trump Administration Attack Iran?

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, July 2018 | Article

In a move that set off alarm bells among those concerned about the potential consequences of the harsh turn in U.S.-Iranian relations, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported last week that unnamed “senior officials” of the Australian government were suggesting that the Trump administration was crafting a plan to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities as early as August... Read More »

The NATO We Have And The NATO We Seek

by Diana Ohlbaum

Lobe Log, July 2018 | Article

Donald Trump has thrown the “free world” into a tizzy with his ultimatum to European allies to increase their defense spending, his public questioning of why America should have to defend Montenegro, his classification of the European Union as a “foe” on trade, and his sycophantic slavering over a Russian leader whose highest foreign policy priority is the destruction of NATO... Read More »

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