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Pentagon Spending in Massachusetts

Pentagon Spending in Massachusetts

by William D. Hartung

Apr-06-2018 | Report

Massachusetts ranked 9th (USA Spending) in the country in Department of Defense (DoD) awards during FY2017, receiving $10.3 billion... Read More »

Pentagon Spending in Michigan

Pentagon Spending in Michigan

by William D. Hartung

Mar-24-2018 | Report

Michigan ranked 24 th (USA Spending) in the country in terms of Department of Defense (DoD) awards during FY2017, receiving $3.09 billion 1... Read More »

Trump Makes Over $80 Billion in Major Arms Deals in First Year

Trump Makes Over $80 Billion in Major Arms Deals in First Year

by William D. Hartung

Mar-07-2018 | Report

Major Changes in Types of Weapons and Recipient Countries Compared to Obama Puts U.S. Manufacturing Jobs and Human Rights at Risk ... Read More »

BURNED: Deception, Deforestation and America’s Biodiesel Policy

BURNED: Deception, Deforestation and America’s Biodiesel Policy

by Glenn Hurowitz

Feb-01-2018 | Report

This report by Mighty Earth and Action Aid USA provides a dramatic on-the-ground glimpse of the unintended negative consequences of food-based biofuels. It shows that instead of driving large-scale climate solutions, the RFS has largely served as a mandate for corn ethanol and food-based biodiesel production, including soy and palm biodiesel produced overseas... Read More »

SAUDI ARMS SALES AND THE PROMISE OF JOBS

SAUDI ARMS SALES AND THE PROMISE OF JOBS

by William D. Hartung

Jan-29-2018 | Report

The promise of jobs created by US weapons exports plays a major role in generating support for arms sales in Congress and the Executive Branch. During President Trump’s 2017 state visit to Saudi Arabia, he pledged $110 billion in new arms offers in the name of “jobs, jobs, jobs.”... Read More »

Commentary and Media Appearances in 2017

Commentary and Media Appearances in 2017

by William D. Hartung

Jan-03-2018 | Report

This listing includes articles by project director William D. Hartung; articles quoting or citing the project or its work; and radio and TV appearances. The project published 5 research reports; articles that appeared in 99 newspapers and web sites; project director William D. Hartung was quoted in 56 news outlets and appeared on 15 radio and TV programs. The 170 total media “hits” registered by the project added up to over three per week... Read More »

US Arms Transfers to the UAE and the War In Yemen

US Arms Transfers to the UAE and the War In Yemen

by William D. Hartung

Sep-27-2017 | Report

The central role of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the war in Yemen has yet to receive the attention it deserves... Read More »

Chocolate's Dark Secrets

Chocolate's Dark Secrets

by Glenn Hurowitz

Sep-13-2017 | Report

A new investigation by Mighty Earth, “Chocolate’s Dark Secret,” finds that a large amount of the cocoa used in chocolate produced by Mars, Nestle, Hershey’s, Godiva, and other major chocolate companies was grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The countries are the world’s two largest cocoa producers... Read More »

Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: The Corporate Connection

by Derek Paulhus, William D. Hartung

Aug-10-2017 | Report

The U.S. arms sales relationship with Saudi Arabia is increasingly controversial as a result of the brutal Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen, which has utilized U.S.-supplied weaponry to target civilians, causing thousands of deaths in the process... Read More »

Spending on the Pentagon and Related Programs: A Primer

Spending on the Pentagon and Related Programs: A Primer

by William D. Hartung

Jul-26-2017 | Report

Coming up with a reliable number for spending on the Pentagon and related programs can be complicated. There are multiple funding streams, and not all of them come by way of the Pentagon’s budget. Articles on Pentagon spending often give incomplete numbers, or fail to explain which aspects of spending on national defense are being described. This fact sheet is designed to provide a guide to the different funding streams and where things stand as of July 2017... Read More »

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