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 (Nation Books, 2011). He is the co-editor of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008).

 

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011
America's Costliest War
Congress, the media, and the public are rightly asking whether America should be spending $1 billion or more on the intervention in Libya at a time of fiscal austerity. One member of Congress has even proposed that the mission be offset dollar for dollar by cuts in domestic programs (leaving the Pentagon and related security programs off limits).
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Where to Find a Trillon Dollars
Even by Washington standards, a trillion dollars is a lot of money. That's approximately the figure for the cumulative savings President Obama wants to extract from proposed federal budgets over the next ten years.
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010
The Sky is Falling - on John Bolton
John Bolton has made a cottage industry out of trying to scare people about nuclear weapons. Contrary to the subtitle of Dr. Strangelove - "how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb" - Bolton's motto seems to be "why you need to start worrying and embrace the bomb." He reiterates this point at every opportunity, most recently in a piece published in the Washington Examiner.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Obama and the Permanent War Budget
It's been a good decade for the Pentagon. The most recent numbers from Capitol Hill indicate that Pentagon spending (counting Iraq and Afghanistan) will reach over $630 billion in 2010. And that doesn't even include the billions set aside for building new military facilities and sustaining the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
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Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Why Bush Was Good for Foreign Policy (Satirists)
George W. Bush. But it's long past time that someone looked at the up side of Bush. Here are 10 good reasons we're going to miss him, in no particular order. 1. Saying "nucular": Can't beat having a president with his finger on the nuclear button who can't pronounce the word "nuclear" (keeps 'em guessing). 2. Picking Dick Cheney: He's everybody's favorite unindicted war criminal, and the man liberals love to hate. And he will be missed. Just try getting this worked up about Joe Biden.
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