November 13, 2023 | It's good times for the military-industrial complex, but is it truly the arsenal of democracy?
Articles by William D. Hartung
January 17, 2023 | America's costly, dysfunctional approach to security is making us ever less safe.
November 10, 2021 | A CBO report requested by Bernie Sanders lays out three options for a modest Pentagon trim over the next decade. Can we pull it off?
June 30, 2021 | Pouring more money into endless wars, nuclear weapons, overseas bases, and boondoggle weapons programs won't protect anyone.
February 26, 2020 | It’s hard to overstate the cost — in dollars and security — of our many wars. What do the candidates say?
October 9, 2019 | The new secretary of defense, a former Raytheon lobbyist, won’t even pledge not to go back through the revolving door.
May 10, 2017 | The wars America is already fighting are going to cost trillions. The cost of the ones to come is almost incomprehensible.
June 20, 2014 | The House has voted to drastically cut programs that help military-dependent communities transition to a peace economy.
February 6, 2014 | The Obama administration’s pledge to restrain the global arms trade doesn't square with its aggressive promotion of U.S. arms exports.
December 22, 2009 | The Pentagon is insatiable. Here’s how to cut off its food supply.