William D. Hartung

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William D. Hartung

William D. Hartung is Director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, which serves as a resource for journalists, policymakers, and organizations focused on issues of weapons proliferation, military spending, and alternative approaches to national security strategy.

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Star Wars Revisited

On May 1, 2001, President Bush reiterated his campaign pledge to deploy a multitiered ballistic missile defense system as soon as possible.

Capturing Saddam Hussein: Will It Mean a New Day for Iraq?

The capture of Saddam Hussein is an historic event by any standard. But aside from providing some dramatic footage for global TV audiences, what has really changed, for the people of Iraq, the Middle East, the United States, or the world?

The Empty Promise of Global Missile Defense

The Bush administration has been widely criticized worldwide for its go-it-alone foreign policy. But in one area the administration is enthusiastically embracing multilateralism, along with the Pentagon and U.S. defense corporations is missile defense..

Farewell Crusader? Insiders Will Cash In Regardless

A year and one-half into his tenure and on the brink of pushing the military budget over $400 billion per year, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has finally decided to cancel a major weapons program in the name of military "transformation."
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