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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 »

Thornberry’s Pentagon-Reform Plan to Nowhere

by William D. Hartung

Defense One, April 2018 | Article

It's pitched as a way to cut waste — but would make the misallocation of our tax dollars more likely... Read More »

Trump’s arms sales policy puts contractors above common sense

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, April 2018 | Article

In a move that poses grave risks to U.S. security, the Trump administration’s newly released conventional arms transfer policy will put jobs and the interests of arms manufacturers ahead of safety, security, and human rights in its decisions on who the United States should arm... Read More »

How War and Weapons Trading Are Fueling the Global Refugee Crisis

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, April 2018 | Article

Few would argue that the world faces a refugee crisis, but not nearly enough is being done to prevent the creation of new refugees or to help those already displaced from their homes... Read More »

Trump’s Wag The Dog Strategy On Syria Helps No One – Not Even Himself

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, April 2018 | Article

After a few days of threatening tweets and tough guy rhetoric, Donald Trump went ahead and instructed the U.S. military to bomb Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians there that has been widely attributed to the Assad regime... Read More »

From Endless War to Diplomacy First: Time for a New Foreign Policy

by William D. Hartung

Medium, April 2018 | Article

Most Americans are unaware that we are a country at war — seven wars, in fact... Read More »

ARMS SALES TO SAUDI-LED COALITION DEMAND SCRUTINY

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, April 2018 | Article

Allowing a new transfer of precision-guided munitions to sail through Congress would endorse the worst coalition practices in Yemen... Read More »

Distorted Priorities: Spending on Nuclear Weapons Versus Diplomacy and Domestic Needs

by William D. Hartung

April 2018 | Fact Sheet

While the Pentagon moves full speed ahead on building a new generation of nuclear, bombs, missiles, aircraft and submarines, this year’s budget proposes deep cuts in spending for education, the environment, diplomacy, and the social safety net... Read More »

Donald Trump Is America’s Number-One Weapon Salesman

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, April 2018 |

And he couldn’t be prouder of the job he’s doing... Read More »

HOME BLOG ABOUT US PEOPLE CONTACT Trump, Congress, and the Costs of Endless War

by William D. Hartung

Americas Porgram, April 2018 | Article

If Donald Trump is to be believed, everything he does is bigger and better than anything Barack Obama ever did. More often than not these claims are a gross exaggeration. But when it comes to Pentagon spending, Trump’s boasts have more than a grain of truth... Read More »

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