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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 »

Selling Arms as if There Were No Tomorrow

by Security Assistance Monitor, William D. Hartung

TomDispatch, April 2018 | Article

Few American exports are more successful globally than things that go boom in the night: Hollywood movies -- especially, of course, superhero films, which regularly garner vast international audiences -- and advanced weaponry of just about every imaginable kind... Read More »

Time To Rethink U.S. Military Aid To Egypt

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, March 2018 | Article

This week’s presidential election in Egypt offers an opportunity to rethink the amount and purpose of U.S. military aid to that nation, which has totaled over $40 billion since the signing of the Camp David peace accords in 1979. Is U.S. aid helping Egypt to effectively combat a growing terrorist threat while maintaining good relations with Israel?... Read More »

Arms Sales Decisions Shouldn’t Be About Jobs

by William D. Hartung

Defense One, March 2018 | Article

Basic foreign policy principles should drive potential weapons exports, not pork-barrel politics... Read More »

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