Jobs Are No Excuse for Arming a Murderous Regime

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by William D. Hartung If the Saudi government is indeed behind the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi there should be consequences—political, military, economic, and reputational. Unfortunately, President Trump begs to differ. His reaction to questions about whether the United States… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Space Force

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by William Hartung On June 18th, President Trump announced that he was directing the Pentagon to develop a new branch of the U.S. military, a “Space Force” that would give the U.S. “dominance” in that realm. It would be, he said —… Continue Reading  

Congress Can Help End the Suffering in Yemen

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by William D. Hartung The Saudi intervention in Yemen—carried out with U.S support—ranks alongside the war in Syria as the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe. Without concerted action by Congress, things will get worse before they get better. The people of Yemen… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for Hire

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by William Hartung American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they’ve accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than one-half the value of all international weapons sales. It’s hard to imagine things getting much worse —… Continue Reading  

Will the Trump Administration Attack Iran?

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by William D. Hartung In a move that set off alarm bells among those concerned about the potential consequences of the harsh turn in U.S.-Iranian relations, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported last week that unnamed “senior officials” of the Australian government were… Continue Reading