William D. Hartung

William D. Hartung, is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Indust

Latest by William D. Hartung in Chronicles

  • Must the U.S. Be a Merchant of Death?
    April 2, 2018

    Must the U.S. Be a Merchant of Death?

    If Trump’s vision of an all-arms-sales-all-the-time foreign policy is realized, he may scale the weapons-dealing heights reached by the Obama administration.

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  • October 11, 2017

    The Scandal of Pentagon Spending

    Hawks on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. military routinely justify increases in the Defense Department's already munificent budget by arguing that yet more money is needed to “support the troops.”

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  • July 26, 2017

    The Hidden Costs of “National Security”

    You wouldn’t know it, based on the endless cries for more money coming from the military, politicians, and the president, but these are the best of times for the Pentagon.

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  • June 22, 2017

    Arabia First

    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.

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