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William Hartung

William Hartung

William D. Hartung is a Senior Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and the author most recently of “Pathways to Pentagon Spending Reductions: Removing the Obstacles.”

Articles by this author

 

The Weapons Industry as a Taxpayer Scam

Military contractors and arms manufacturers cash in as Congress adds billions to the Pentagon budget each year.

Julia Gledhill ·


In Ukraine, Nuclear Catastrophe Looms

Instead of focusing on who is to blame for creating this dire situation, Ukraine, Russia, and the international community need to work together to figure out how to stem the danger of a strike on Zaporizhzhia or its supporting safety systems.

William Hartung ·


The House Military Spending Bill Is a Massive Giveaway to the Weapons Industry

Lawmakers added $37 billion beyond what the Pentagon asked for, most of it going to defense contractors.

William Hartung ·


America's $1.4 Trillion So-Called "National Security" Budget Makes Us Less Safe—Not More

America and the world would be far safer places if this outrageous spending was drastically cut and those funds redirected to "moral" investments in people, society, and planetary health—not war and weapons.

William Hartung ·


Not Only in Ukraine: Major Weapons Makers Profiting Off War Worldwide

In none of those cases have any executives in the American weapons-making firms expressed the slightest qualms about their role in fostering human rights abuses and fueling destabilizing, unnecessary conflicts.

William Hartung ·


Pentagon Contractors Seizing New Gold Rush to Cash in on the Ukraine Crisis

Even before hostilities broke out, the CEOs of major weapons firms were talking about how tensions in Europe could pad their profits.

William Hartung ·


Ukraine War Cannot Justify Biden's Too-Damn-High Pentagon Budget

The U.S. military budget is replete with examples of waste and dysfunction that must be addressed before going on a new spending spree.

William Hartung ·


Before US Enters New Cold War, Let's Remember the Costs of the Last One

A history lesson for our desperate moment.

William Hartung ·

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