Author Archives: William D. Hartung

Nearly Half the Pentagon Budget Goes To Contractors

Supporting the troops is a mantra, not a priority.

What You Actually Spend on the National Security State

Hundreds of billions of dollars outside of the official Pentagon budget.

The Urge to Splurge

Why is it so hard to reduce the Pentagon budget?

There’s No Business Like the Weapons Business

The U.S. monopoly on the arms trade deserves more media scrutiny.

The Pentagon’s War on Accountability

The Department of Defense may never pass an audit—and that’s by design.

How Not to Audit the Pentagon

For five decades, the military-industrial complex has profited from wasteful spending.

MADness Without Method

The most destructive weapons ever conceived have become all too easy to ignore.

Lockheed’s Shadow

  From comes this report on how a giant weapons manufacturer …