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What I Learned at Columbia Outside the Classroom Is What Students Now Are Teaching Us

15.05.2024 20

Common Dreams

William Hartung

Nearly $1 Trillion in Military Spending Makes Us Less Safe, Not More

It’s time to reverse course on the Pentagon budget, but neither the White House nor a majority in Congress are likely to do so of their own accord.

13.03.2024 10

Common Dreams

William Hartung

Dispelling the Illusion of Military-Fueled Prosperity

The opportunity costs of throwing endless trillions of dollars at the military means far less is invested in other crucial American needs, ranging...

26.02.2024 7

Common Dreams

William Hartung

The US Doesn’t Need a Trillion-Dollar Military Budget

Massive expenditures have more to do with pork-barrel politics and a misguided “cover the globe” military strategy than a careful consideration of...

16.01.2024 10

Common Dreams

William Hartung

Weapons Makers Profit From Carnage, Not Defense of Democracy

Praising the U.S. arms industry as the “arsenal of democracy” obscures the numerous ways it undermines our security and wastes our tax dollars.

13.11.2023 8

Common Dreams

William Hartung

Pitching Military Aid to Israel as a US Jobs Booster Is Grotesque

Using the jobs argument to sell weapons transfers is precisely backwards. Selling arms to combatant nations must be justified on the basis of their...

31.10.2023 6

Common Dreams

William Hartung

Beware Artificial Intelligence War-Making and Pentagon Enthusiasm for Conflict With China

The dangerous drive for the full-scale production of AI-based weaponry will only increase the likelihood that future wars could be fought all too...

04.10.2023 20

Common Dreams

William Hartung

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