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Given the known human costs of unbridled arms trafficking, however, such a presidency would also ensure that whatever tomorrow finally arrived would prove far worse than today, unless of course you happen to be a major U.S. arms maker. William D. Hartung, a TomDispatch regular, is the director of the ...
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 ...

F-35 Sale to Taiwan Not Worth the 'Risk,' Experts Warn // Marcus Weisgerber: As the Trump administration takes an aggressive stance on China, senators push an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter deal with Taiwan. Arms Sales Decisions Shouldn't Be About Jobs // William D. Hartung of the Center for International ...
The appointment of uber-hawk John Bolton as Donald Trump's national security advisor has understandably sparked concerns among groups on the center-left who rightly fear that it raises the prospects for war against Iran, North Korea, or some enemy yet to be imagined. But the more interesting question ...
Last week, even as the Senate was debating whether to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's brutal war in Yemen, Donald Trump was meeting in the White House with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, engaging in one of his favorite activities – bragging about the U.S. jobs generated by foreign ...
William D. Hartung, director of the arms and security project at the Center for International Policy, a left-leaning think tank in Washington, said the cost and performance problems with programs like the F-35 and KC-46 are notorious and shouldn't be overlooked. “If the President wanted to talk about waste he ...

by Seth Binder and William D. Hartung This week's presidential election in Egypt offers an opportunity to rethink the amount and purpose of U.S. military ... by William D. Hartung The appointment of uber-hawk John Bolton as Donald Trump's national security advisor has understandably sparked concerns ...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman—popularly referred to as MbS—will be in Washington next week to kick off a two-week U.S. public-relations tour designed to solidify his image as a reformer and seek investments in his ambitious reform plan for the Saudi economy. Given his aggressive foreign ...
By William D. Hartung. Imagine for a moment a scheme in which American taxpayers were taken to the cleaners to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars and there was barely a hint of criticism or outrage. Imagine as well that the White House and a majority of the politicians in Washington, no matter the ...
Putting the Pentagon's Pennies in Perspective // Ben Freeman and William D. Hartung: $80 billion is a lot of money. And that's just the “modest” increase on this year's defense budget. Don't Waste the New US Water-Security Strategy // David Reed: President Trump should order the inclusion of water issues ...
By Ben Freeman Read bio; William D. Hartung Read bio. February 17, 2018. Topics. Commentary · Defense Budget. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emily Johnston. AA Font size + Print. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 11 fly in close formation during a flight ...
The budget raises federal spending on defense to one of its highest levels since World War II, said William D. Hartung, an author and director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. Defense spending will rise to $700 billion in 2018 and $716 billion in 2019. In addition, the ...
As the president doubles down on wars abroad, companies like Boeing stand to reap billions. By William D. Hartung. January 11, 2018. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Trump Andrews Air Force Base. President Trump at Andrews Air Force Base on July 22, 2017. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster). EDITOR'S NOTE: This article ...
By William D. Hartung. November 14, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. A military aide, carrying the “football” containing launch codes for nuclear weapons, accompanies President Donald Trump onto Marine One on February 3, 2017. (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque). EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared at ...
By William D. Hartung. October 10, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. The Pentagon. (David B. Gleason, CC BY-SA 2.0). EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com.
At this point, it's no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment. Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more dangerous than in his sudden love affair with the Saudi royal family. It could in the ...
There's Less than Meets the Eye in Trump's Saudi Arms Deal. U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders at the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit. By William D. Hartung Read bio. May 22, 2017. Topics. Commentary · Middle East · White House. Evan Vucci/AP. AA Font size + Print. U.S. President ...

The Trump administration on Thursday provided an outline of its first budget, a proposal that will dramatically reshape how the United States spends money on national security and defense. There is no question that the United States' security spending patterns need to be rebalanced to better address ...
Putting the Pentagon's Pennies in Perspective // Ben Freeman and William D. Hartung: $80 billion is a lot of money. And that's just the “modest” increase on this year's defense budget. Don't Waste the New US Water-Security Strategy // David Reed: President Trump should order the inclusion of water issues ...
I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours on the Martin Luther King holiday at MLK Now!, a gathering dedicated not only to honoring Dr. King's legacy but also to spurring action on the issues he raised before he was taken from us 50 years ago this coming April. In preparation for the afternoon's ...
As the president doubles down on wars abroad, companies like Boeing stand to reap billions. By William D. Hartung. January 11, 2018. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Trump Andrews Air Force Base. President Trump on Andrews Air Force Base on July 22, 2017. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster). EDITOR'S NOTE: This article ...
Later this month, the Pentagon is scheduled to release the results of its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the preventable deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger last October. Their deaths were a tragedy in their own right, and a thorough assessment of the decisions that put their lives at risk is ...
"It's hypocrisy of the highest order," William D. Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, told Salon. "And I think obscene, in this context, because the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world is in Yemen, and U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia and the UAE are primarily ...
By William D. Hartung. November 14, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. A military aide, carrying the “football” containing launch codes for nuclear weapons, accompanies President Donald Trump onto Marine One on February 3, 2017. (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque). EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared at ...
The US Is Flooding the Planet With High Tech Weapons; What Could Go Wrong? This year will undoubtedly be a banner year for arms companies. The only question is: Might it also mark the beginning of a future movement to roll back unconstrained weapons expenditures? January 12th, 2018. By William D. Hartung ...
By William D. Hartung. October 10, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. The Pentagon. (David B. Gleason, CC BY-SA 2.0). EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com.
At this point, it's no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment. Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more dangerous than in his sudden love affair with the Saudi royal family. It could in the ...
There's Less than Meets the Eye in Trump's Saudi Arms Deal. U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting with leaders at the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit. By William D. Hartung Read bio. May 22, 2017. Topics. Commentary · Middle East · White House. Evan Vucci/AP. AA Font size + Print. U.S. President ...
William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. The views expressed are his own. (CNN) Two high-profile bombings in a week have sparked a debate about the direction of the Trump administration's foreign policy. Is there a new Trump doctrine in the ...
The Trump administration on Thursday provided an outline of its first budget, a proposal that will dramatically reshape how the United States spends money on national security and defense. There is no question that the United States' security spending patterns need to be rebalanced to better address ...
The president's budget calls for sharp reductions in anti-poverty programs and agency budgets that undermine our nation's basic security. U.S. Military Aid Does Too Much Harm. March 8, 2016. The failures of U.S. military assistance programs far outpace the successes. The Pentagon Could Reach a Historic Level of ...
By Ben Freeman Read bio; William D. Hartung Read bio. February 17, 2018. Topics. Commentary · Defense Budget. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emily Johnston. AA Font size + Print. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 11 fly in close formation during a flight ...
The budget raises federal spending on defense to one of its highest levels since World War II, said William D. Hartung, an author and director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. Defense spending will rise to $700 billion in 2018 and $716 billion in 2019. In addition, the ...
Before they throw more money at the Pentagon, the administration and Congress need to force the department to do a better job of spending the money it already has. Spending more without a smarter strategy won't make us any safer, and it could even make matters worse. William D. Hartung is the director ...
It's Going to Be a Good Year for the Merchants of Death. From nuclear weapons to handguns, “arms control” increasingly seems like a concept from another century. By William D. Hartung / TomDispatch. January 14, 2018, 8:37 AM GMT. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Share ...
As Donald Trump might put it, major weapons contractors like Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin cashed in “bigly” in his first year in office. They raked in tens of billions of dollars in Pentagon contracts, while posting sharp stock price increases and healthy profits driven by the continuation and ...
By William D. Hartung*. Until recently, few of us woke up worrying about the threat of nuclear war. Such dangers seemed like Cold War relics, associated with outmoded practices like building fallout shelters and “duck and cover” drills. But give Donald Trump credit. When it comes to nukes, he's gotten our ...
Nuclear symbols during a demonstration against nuclear weapons on Nov. 18, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. About 700 demonstrators protested against the current escalation of threat of nuclear attack between the US and North Korea. The event was organized by peace advocacy organizations including the ...
William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is an internationally recognized ...
by William D. Hartung For the growing number of Americans who are now paying attention to the long-neglected issue of the dangers posed by nuclear weapons, the primary reaction is fear, focused on one of three concerns: fear of a… Continue Reading ...
[This piece has been updated and adapted from William D. Hartung's “Nuclear Politics” in Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear ...
by William D. Hartung For the growing number of Americans who are now paying attention to the long-neglected issue of the dangers posed by nuclear ...
William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is an internationally recognized expert on the arms trade, nuclear policy, and military spending. He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex ...
[This piece has been updated and adapted from William D. Hartung's “Nuclear Politics” in Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear ...
[This piece has been updated and adapted from William D. Hartung's “Nuclear Politics” in Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear ...
The apocalyptic humiliation of 9/11 has shown us just what the al-Qaida leader could goad a triumphalist Washington into. By Tom Engelhardt ...
WILLIAM D. HARTUNG, NEW YORK. The writer is director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. To the Editor:.
by William D. Hartung. For the growing number of Americans who are now paying attention to the long-neglected issue of the dangers posed by ...
Hawks on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. military routinely justify increases in the Defense Department's already munificent budget by arguing that ...
Hawks on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. military routinely justify increases in the Defense Department's already munificent budget by arguing that ...


 

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