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Congress Poised to Cede More Foreign Weapons Oversight. Why?

Protest photo via Flickr By Lora Lumpe and William Hartung / Responsible Statecraft At a time of record U.S. weapons sales and many wars, the House Foreign Affairs Committee has decided that Congress should provide less, rather than more oversight of the booming business. Next week, the committee is marking up the Foreign Military Sales Technical, Industrial and […]

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The Military-Industrial Complex Is the Winner (Not You)

Pentagon by Thomas Hawk is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 / Flickr By William D. Hartung / TomDispatch 2023 was a year marked by devastating conflicts from Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine to Hamas’s horrific terror attacks on Israel, from that country’s indiscriminate mass slaughter in Gaza to a devastating civil war in Sudan. And there’s a distinct risk of even worse to come this year. Still, there was […]