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William Hartung

William Hartung

William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of "Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex" (2012) and "How Much Are You Making on the War Daddy?: A Quick and Dirty Guide to War Profiteering in the Bush Administration" (2003). He is the co-editor of "Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War "(2008).

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Dr. King's 1967 Anti-War Speech Was Unpopular, But Prophetic

He knew that if not resisted, 'adventures like Vietnam' would continue to eat away at American society.

William Hartung ·


The Pentagon Budget Should Be Cut by At Least $1 Trillion—But War Profiteers Won't Go Quietly

In any reasonable world, such a military budget should be considered both unaffordable and deeply unsuitable when it comes to addressing the true threats to this country.

Mandy Smithberger ·


How Corporate Profiteers Won the War on Terror

The Post-9/11 years have been an unmitigated disaster for nearly everyone—but not the weapons makers and other Pentagon contractors.

William Hartung ·



Memorial Day Can't Hide Biden's Bloated Pentagon Budget

Total spending on the Pentagon and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy will top $750 billion, one of the highest levels ever—substantially higher than the peaks of the Korean or Vietnam wars or the Reagan buildup of the 1980s.

William Hartung ·


When It Comes to the Tools of Death and Destruction, No One Tops the US

America dominates arms sales again and again.

William Hartung ·


No, Biden Is Not Pushing the Saudis Hard Enough to End Yemen Blockade

The Biden administration has multiple avenues of leverage over Riyadh that can be used to press for an unconditional lifting of the blockade. It must use them.

William Hartung ·


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