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Throwing Money at the Pentagon: A Lesson in Republican Math

  • By
  • William D. Hartung,
  • New America Foundation
March 20, 2012 |

If you’ve been fretting about faltering math education and falling test scores here in the United States, you should be worried based on this campaign season of Republican math.  When it comes to the American military, the leading Republican presidential candidates evidently only learned to add and multiply, never subtract or divide.

Editorial: Wasting Trillions On Military | Charleston Gazette

February 29, 2012

William Hartung of the Center for International Policy wrote that the Pentagon's proposed tiny spending cut is "not the kind of strategic shift we need if we are going to restore our position of global leadership." "Economic security should be our top ...

Pentagon Oil Spending May Snarl Efforts To Trim $490b | Bloomberg

February 8, 2012

'Addicted to Oil' “They are addicted to oil,” William Hartung, an analyst at the Center for International Policy, a Washington-based non- profit research group, said in an interview. There's also a “substantial price premium” to move to alternatives, ...

Less Counter-Insurgency, More Asia in New U.S. Strategy | Madison Times

January 12, 2012

"The Pentagon's proposed reductions in its spending plans are far too low," according to William Hartung, a veteran defense analyst at the Washington-based Center for International Policy. "If the administration were to follow up on its own rhetoric on ...

Less Counter-Insurgency, More Asia In New U.S. Strategy | Inter Press Service

January 5, 2012

"The Pentagon's proposed reductions in its spending plans are far too low," according to William Hartung, a veteran defence analyst at the Washington-based Center for International Policy. "If the administration were to follow up on its own rhetoric on ...

Amnesty: U.S. Arms Sales To Egypt Must Stop | Press TV

December 8, 2011

AP In an interview with NPR's Melissa Block in March, William Hartung, the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, expressed concern over the US State Department' vetting process with respect to arms sales to ...

Urban Journal: The Federal Debt and Our 'Permanent War Budget' | Rochester City Newspaper

November 30, 2011

Hartung (a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation's American Strategy Program) isn't the only one who saw advantages in a committee deadlock. But Hartung makes a particularly important point. Failure - and the legislated threat it creates ...

Navy's Amphibious Fleet Could Fall Short of Goals, CBO Says | Government Executive

November 28, 2011

William Hartung, a defense specialist at the Center for International Policy, told Government Executive that the report seemed "to acknowledge that cutting back on the Navy's desired ability to project force globally would be manageable. ...

Budget Cuts' Cost, in U.S. Jobs | Defense News

October 30, 2011

William Hartung, an analyst at the Center for International Policy, said Pentagon planners need more than a rough estimate of total jobs that might be lost amid budget cuts. They note, for example, that some jobs are harder to fill than others; ...

America After 9/11: A Nation Fixated with its Security | Financial Times

September 6, 2011

Pretty much whatever they asked for was given, because we were at war,” says William Hartung of the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think tank. “In absolute terms, military spending is higher than it has been since world war two – it is ...

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