Donald Trump and the Art of the Arms Deal

by William Hartung It’s one of those stories of the century that somehow never gets treated that way. For an astounding 25 of the past 26 years, the United States has been the leading arms dealer on the planet, at some moments… Continue Reading  

Hawaii’s False Alarm Raises Questions about Militarization

by Jon Letman In the days since Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency mistakenly issued an emergency alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile to over a million people, many of us in Hawaii have been thinking a lot about weapons and… Continue Reading  

U.S. Arms and Training Fuel UAE’s War in Yemen

by William D. Hartung Discussions about the war in Yemen in the media and on Capitol Hill generally focus on the role of the Saudi-led bombing campaign, which has killed thousands of civilians while targeting hospitals, marketplaces, and even a… Continue Reading  

European Parliament Opposes Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

by Eldar Mamedov The European Parliament adopted today in Strasbourg a report on the implementation of the EU Common Position on Arms Export adopted in 2008. The motion, drafted by Bodil Valero, a Swedish member of the Green block, scrutinizes… Continue Reading  

Debunking Myths that Fuel Irresponsible U.S. Defense Policy

by Colby Goodman and Taner Bertuna As President Trump continues to authorize record-breaking U.S. arms deals to Saudi Arabia and many other countries around the world and propose major increases in Pentagon spending, he is positioning himself to claim wins… Continue Reading