ARMS & SECURITY PROJECT

The Arms and Security Project engages in media outreach and public education aimed at promoting reforms in U.S. policies on nuclear weapons, military spending and the arms trade. It seeks to advance the notion that diplomacy and international cooperation are the most effective tools for protecting the United States

Recent Publications

Issue Brief: Turkey's Invasion of Syria, Made in the U.S.A.

After essentially giving a green light to Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria to attack the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) forces, President Trump took a slight turn when he declared that there would be severe economic consequences for Turkey’s economy if the intervention was not carried out in a “humane” fashion. If the president were to take action to try to stem a military incursion that he helped facilitate, he could start by cutting off support for Turkey’s military, which is heavily dependent on U.S.-supplied equipment.

by William Hartung

Oct-11-2019

Report: U.S. Arms Sales to Saudi Report: Arabia: The Corporate Connection

This report provides information on arms offers to Saudi Arabia involving the four largest U.S. arms suppliers to that nation: Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and General Dynamics. Over 90% of U.S. arms offers to Saudi Arabia by value involved one of these top four supplying firms. The analysis covers offers notified to Congress, not all of which have yet resulted in final deliveries of the equipment; and data on weapons deliveries gathered from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) arms transfer database.

by William Hartung and Cassandra Stimpson

July-29-2019

Report: Sustainable Defense: More Security, Less Spending

An alternative defense strategy that avoids unnecessary and counterproductive wars, reduces the U.S. global military footprint, takes a more realistic view of the major security challenges facing the United States, and reduces waste and inefficiency could save at least $1.2 trillion in projected spending over the next decade while providing a greater measure of security...

Sustainable Defense Task Force, co-directed by William Hartung and Ben Freeman

Jun-19-2019

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Price of the Alliance: The F-35 Undermines Korean Peace, South Korea’s National Security

Oct-16-2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in did something very unusual in early October for a leader who once deemed the Korean peace process among the highest priorities of his administration: He promoted the very fighter jets that North Korea says undermine diplomacy.

William Hartung mentioned

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William Hartung of the Center for International Policy in conversation with Joe Cirincione. . .

Aug-19-2019

William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, sits down with Joe Cirincione to discuss the corporate connection to US arms sales abroad, and whether or not companies manufacturing weapons of war should bear responsibility for the casualties incurred as a result of their use.

William Hartung on Press The Button Podcast

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William Hartung on Raytheon United Technologies and the Military Industrial Complex

Aug-07-2019

The planned merger between Raytheon and United Technologies will only further consolidate a bloated military-industrial complex.

William Hartung interviewed

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