Stories by William D. Hartung

William D. Hartung, a TomDispatch regular, is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author, among other books, of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. subscribe to William D. Hartung's feed

Posted on: Mar 5, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

It’s no secret that our new president loves generals. He has the most military-heavy foreign policy team in memory.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch

The Military Waste Machine is running full speed ahead.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012, Source:

When it comes to the American military, the leading Republican presidential candidates evidently only learned to add and multiply, never subtract or divide.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2011, Source: Center for International Policy

Military spending is a lousy jobs program, says top Pentagon expert.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2011, Source: Huffington Post

To put things in perspective, the likely costs of the Libyan mission are the equivalent of less than four days of spending on the war in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

Following the massive popular uprising, U.S. foreign aid continues to flow to Egypt.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2011, Source: Nation Books

William Hartung reveals how Lockheed Martin's presence in the U.S. military goes far deeper than mere weapon supplying.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2008, Source:

War is hell -- deadly, dangerous, and expensive. But just how expensive is it?

Posted on: May 22, 2007, Source: In These Times

While the United States demands that other countries end their nuclear programs, the Bush administration is busy planning a new generation of nuclear weapons known as "Complex 2030."

Posted on: May 18, 2003, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The recent attack on a U.S. military contractor in Saudi Arabia suggests that a privatized military presence is no better than a govermental one.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2003, Source: The Nation

The Bush administration plans to offer nearly $30 billion worth of grants and subsidized loans to allies to buy their support for a war on Iraq.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The administration's rhetoric on its nuclear policy is a gross distortion of recent history and current realities.

Posted on: May 14, 2002, Source: World Policy Institute

The Bush-Putin pact preserves the United States' nuclear arsenal and opens the door to a new kind of arms race.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Secretary of Defense is being touted as America's new pinup boy. But this cowboy does not believe in straight talk when it comes to "collateral damage."

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: AlterNet

President Clinton's plan to increase Pentagon spending by $112 billion over the next six years to boost "military readiness" has more to do with domestic budget politics than it does with global military needs.