Category: Weapons & Disarmament

Lawrence Wittner: Two Out of Three Oppose Increasing Military Spending

U.S. Government Is Boosting It to Record Levels

Winslow Myers: Duck and Cover

The argument that the more we are armed to the teeth the safer we will be simply does not hold up under statistical examination

Lawrence Wittner: The “Merchants of Death” Survive and Prosper

According to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, sales of weapons and military services by the world’s largest 100 corporate military purveyors in 2016 (the latest year for which figures are available) rose to $375 billion

Nick Turse: Drug Wars, Missing Money, and a Phantom $500 Million

Pentagon Watchdog Calls Out Two Commands for Financial Malfeasance

Michael T. Klare: Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review

It calls for increasing the role of nuclear weapons in US strategy, which will only increase the risk of confrontation

William D. Hartung: War Pay

Another Good Year for Weapons Makers Is Guaranteed

Mike Stone: Pentagon, Diplomats to Play Bigger Arms Sales Role

We want to see those guys, the commercial and military attaches, unfettered to be salesmen for this stuff, to be promoters”

Harry Blain: A Banner Year for the Arms Industry

Half of Pentagon spending goes to contractors, the military budget is set to skyrocket, and the Trump administration is peddling arms all over the world

Lily Sheehan: Labour Party dragging heels on nuclear disarmament?

Corbyn just won a prize for peace activism – so why is the Labour Party still committed to renewing trident?

Harry Blain: U.S. Is Stockpiling Nuclear Arms

The U.S. is spending $1.2 trillion on weapons that invariably make the world a more dangerous place

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