In his annual examination of the U.S. “national security” budget, William D. Hartung finds budgetary malpractice on a grand scale.
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Gold Rush in Ukraine
Even before hostilities broke out, the CEOs of major weapons firms were talking about how tensions in Europe could pad their profits, William D. Hartung and Julia Gledhill report.
Warnings for Washington About Cold War 2.0
The authors raise the brutal U.S. military misadventures committed during the first Cold War in the name of defending “the free world,” a term Biden ominously revived in his State of the Union address.
Military Industry Healthier Than Ever
Sadly, but all too predictably, Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops and contractors from Afghanistan hasn’t generated even the slightest peace dividend, writes William D. Hartung.
Cutting War Budget Means Confronting Profiteers
The Congressional Budget Office charts a more rational approach to U.S. military spending, write Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung. But the proposed $1 trillion in savings should only be a starting point.
That $14 Trillion Spent by Pentagon Since 9/11
Corporate behemoths such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing and General Dynamics have been hoovering up much of that money, according to this analysis.
UPRISING: Police, Prisons & the Pentagon
In the era of Covid-19, climate change and an increased focus on longstanding structural racism, a new approach to “security” is desperately needed, writes William D. Hartung.
Trump Plugs Military Spending for Reelection
The president is making an aggressive effort to parlay Pentagon funding into political support, writes William D. Hartung in this economic analysis of other — and better — job creators.
The Pentagon Budget Still Rising, 40 Years Later
William D. Hartung surveys U.S. military spending, which in 2019 was higher than at the peak of either the Korean or Vietnam conflicts.
Merger Mania in the Military Industry
Lockheed Martin’s government contracts rival the operating budget of the State Department, writes William D. Hartung. And now it’s about to have company.