How to Wield Influence and Sell Weaponry in Washington

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by William Hartung Until recently, few of us woke up worrying about the threat of nuclear war. Such dangers seemed like Cold War relics, associated with outmoded practices like building fallout shelters and “duck and cover” drills. But give Donald… Continue Reading  

A Breath of Fresh Air on Nuclear Weapons Policy

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by William D. Hartung For the growing number of Americans who are now paying attention to the long-neglected issue of the dangers posed by nuclear weapons, the primary reaction is fear, focused on one of three concerns: fear of a… Continue Reading  

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

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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  

Could War With Iran Be on Washington’s Agenda?

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by William Hartung In the splurge of “news,” media-bashing, and Bannonism that’s been Donald Trump’s domestic version of a shock-and-awe campaign, it’s easy to forget just how much of what the new president and his administration have done so far… Continue Reading  

The Doctrine of Armed Exceptionalism

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by William Hartung Through good times and bad, regardless of what’s actually happening in the world, one thing is certain: in the long run, the Pentagon budget won’t go down. It’s not that that budget has never been reduced. At… Continue Reading