Trump’s Saudi Arms Vetoes, Deconstructed

by William D. Hartung As expected, this week President Trump vetoed three Congressional resolutions that would have blocked the sale of tens of thousands of guided bombs and other equipment to Saudi Arabia because of its indiscriminate bombing of civilians… Continue Reading  

Merger Mania: The Military-Industrial Complex on Steroids

by William Hartung When, in his farewell address in 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the “unwarranted influence” wielded by the “military-industrial complex,” he could never have dreamed of an arms-making corporation of the size and… Continue Reading  

Historic Senate Vote Sets Stage for End to U.S. Role in Yemen

by William Hartung Last week’s 56 to 41 Senate vote to end U.S. support for the brutal Saudi/UAE war in Yemen was historic on several fronts. It marked the first time the Senate used the War Powers Resolution of 1973… Continue Reading  

How War and Weapons Trading Are Fueling the Global Refugee Crisis

by William Hartung Few would argue that the world faces a refugee crisis, but not nearly enough is being done to prevent the creation of new refugees or to help those already displaced from their homes. And while statistics can’t… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Wag the Dog Strategy on Syria Helps No One – Not Even Himself

by William Hartung After a few days of threatening tweets and tough guy rhetoric, Donald Trump went ahead and instructed the U.S. military to bomb Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians there that has been widely… Continue Reading