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New Cold War: The Surging US Military Budget & What We Can Do About It
The military budget was already too high. Why is it getting so much worse?

Are conflicts with Russia and China being exaggerated?

Why are so many Democrats, including some progressives, supporting dramatic increases in the Pentagon budget, sometimes even more than Biden requested? Is it simply the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

What are proposed changed in funding for nuclear weapons?

How can grassroots groups play a useful role in responding to proposed $1.4 trillion in military expenditures?

Our speaker, Bill Hartung, will address these critical questions amidst our current political context. There will be time for Q&A following his remarks.

William D. Hartung is a senior research fellow at the Quincy Institute. He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008). His previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. From July 2007 through March 2011, Mr. Hartung was the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He also worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. Bill Hartung’s articles on security issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the World Policy Journal. He has been a featured expert on national security issues on CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, the PBS Newshour, CNN, Fox News, and scores of local, regional, and international radio outlets. He blogs for the Huffington Post, the Hill, and Medium.

Jul 27, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)