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Cut Costs by Losing the Bombs

by William D. Hartung

Newsday, May 2012 | Article

In an era when threats like terrorism, cyberattacks, epidemics of disease and environmental degradation pose the greatest risks to our security, nuclear weapons are largely irrelevant to our safety... Read More »

Posturing on Plutonium

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, May 2012 | Article

There have been so many bad proposals on defense issues thrown around in the House of Representatives lately it's hard to know where to start... Read More »

The F-22: Final Delivery for a Flying Disaster

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, May 2012 | Article

Lockheed Martin executives describe the plane as "the baddest bird on the planet" and "an icon of American power." The facts suggest otherwise... Read More »

Defense Industry Scare Tactics Won’t Create Jobs

by William D. Hartung, Miriam Pemberton

The Hill, March 2012 | Article

As indicated by the recent rollout of the House Republican budget strategy, the gloves are off in the battle to define the country’s spending priorities in the run-up to the November elections... Read More »

Romney's Foreign Policy Fantasies: "Breathtaking Weakness?"

by William D. Hartung

Talking Points Memo, March 2012 | Article

In a blog post at the web site of Foreign Policy magazine, Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney attempts to paint the Obama administration as "soft" on Russia, and on security issues more broadly... Read More »

Republican Plan: Throw Money at the Pentagon

by William D. Hartung

Americas Program, March 2012 | Article

In the Washington debates about how to reduce the U.S. budget deficit, one agency is trying to get a free ride: the Pentagon. The arms lobby has been running a fear campaign designed to stave off cuts in military spending... Read More »

Defense Reform Can Fuel Economic Revival

by William D. Hartung

The Sacramento Bee, February 2012 | Article

On Feb. 13 the Obama administration will release the full details of its Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal. Advocates of higher military spending are already spreading cries of alarm... Read More »

Nukes for the Troops? - The Absurdity of Uncritical Support for the Pentagon

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, February 2012 | Article

Just when you thought there were enough arms industry front groups pushing for higher Pentagon spending, there's a new kid on the block: the Coalition for a Common Defense... Read More »

Obama's Missed Opportunity on Defense

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, January 2012 | Article

The Obama administration's defense strategy review, unveiled at the Pentagon on January 6, is under attack. Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has argued that the plan is naive and dangerous, while numerous independent experts have rightly criticized the plan for being too timid in its pursuit of Pentagon spending reductions.... Read More »

The Obama Defense Plan: Roadmap for Continuing Global Hegemony

by William D. Hartung

Americas Program, January 2012 | Article

The Obama administration’s defense strategy review, unveiled at the Pentagon on January 6th, is already under attack. Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has argued that the plan is naïve and dangerous. Independent experts such as Russell Rumbaugh of the Washington, DC-based Stimson Center have criticized the plan for being too timid in its pursuit of Pentagon spending reductions... Read More »

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