William D. Hartung

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William D. Hartung is a senior research fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.

Joe Biden military

Biden’s First Pentagon Budget Isn’t Making Us Any Safer Biden’s First Pentagon Budget Isn’t Making Us Any Safer

The mind-boggling budget underscores just how misguided Washington’s current “security” policies really are.

Jul 1, 2021 / Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung

Biden Lloyd Austin

Biden’s Pledge to Rein In Arms Deals Is Already Eroding Biden’s Pledge to Rein In Arms Deals Is Already Eroding

Backed by the weapons industry, Trump secured massive arms sales with Israel and elsewhere in the Middle East. Will Biden be different?

May 27, 2021 / William D. Hartung

Israel tank

Israel’s Military, Made in the USA Israel’s Military, Made in the USA

US aid fuels the Israeli military. Could it also become a point of leverage for peace?

May 21, 2021 / Salih Booker and William D. Hartung

Yemen war destruction

In Yemen, 6 Years of Suffering and Death in an Ill-Fated War In Yemen, 6 Years of Suffering and Death in an Ill-Fated War

Biden must do more to force Saudi Arabia to end its cruel blockade.

Mar 26, 2021 / William D. Hartung

Will Biden Really End Our Endless Wars?

Will Biden Really End Our Endless Wars? Will Biden Really End Our Endless Wars?

His pledge to end US support for the Yemen war and to prioritize diplomacy was a good start—but there’s much more to be done.

Feb 23, 2021 / Editorial / William D. Hartung

It’s Time to Demilitarize Our Democracy

It’s Time to Demilitarize Our Democracy It’s Time to Demilitarize Our Democracy

The national security state has come to dominate our ostensibly “civilian” government.

Feb 1, 2021 / Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung

Will a Biden Administration Mean a Smaller Military Budget?

Will a Biden Administration Mean a Smaller Military Budget? Will a Biden Administration Mean a Smaller Military Budget?

Preventing future pandemics, and addressing long-standing inequalities, will require cutting our bloated Pentagon budget.

Nov 30, 2020 / William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger

A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning fighter jet is shown at the Singapore Airshow in 2014

The US Is Still the World’s Biggest Arms Dealer The US Is Still the World’s Biggest Arms Dealer

Regardless of who is elected president this November, American arms businesses will continue to export arsenals to the Middle East and around the world.

Oct 14, 2020 / William D. Hartung

Defund the Pentagon, Too

Defund the Pentagon, Too Defund the Pentagon, Too

Any effort to reduce police spending and focus on social programs should include massive cuts to the Pentagon’s bloated budget.

Jul 8, 2020 / William D. Hartung

USS Florida

Congress Could Rubber-Stamp a Defense Spending Spree Congress Could Rubber-Stamp a Defense Spending Spree

The Trump administration wants missiles, and pushback will require immediate action.

Jul 2, 2020 / Tristan Guyette and William D. Hartung

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