Boondoggle, Inc.

by William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it… Continue Reading  

Taking the U.S. and Iran Off Collision Course

by International Crisis Group A series of escalations in both word and deed have raised fears of U.S.-Iranian military confrontation, either direct or by proxy. It is urgent that cooler heads prevail – in European capitals as in Tehran and… Continue Reading  

Surprise: Pentagon Finds Money for Wall!

by Gordon Adams It’s a miracle!  The wall can be funded!  The Pentagon can pay for it!  Hooray for America and for a bottomless Pentagon budget that is so full of excess funds that money can be found for this… Continue Reading  

A General with a Bias for Action

by Andrew J. Bacevich In late March, General Kenneth McKenzie became the twenty-fourth commander of CENTCOM (more formally known as United States Central Command).  On May 8, at an event sponsored by the Institute for the Perpetuation of War and… Continue Reading  

A Farewell to Arms Control?

by John Feffer My first trip to Washington, DC to do something other than protest on the streets was to interview for a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which brings young people to the nation’s capital to work on arms… Continue Reading