Militarization of US Foreign Policy and the Future of Global Security
– William Hartung, Director of Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy
Thursday, April 12, 2018
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Since 9/11, the US’s increasingly militarized foreign policy has us currently involved in 7 wars and has special forces dispatched to 149 countries. This year the Pentagon will get its highest budget since WW II. The US is the world’s largest arms exporter as well. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has made deep cuts to the State Department, leaving it without key ambassadors. It is also seeking to undermine the signal diplomatic achievement of the Obama administration — the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Ultimately, none of this has made America or any other nation safer. This talk will discuss the consequences of our current approach to solving complex security challenges, and how to create a more effective, less militarized approach to protecting America and the world.
Bill Hartung has written many books. His articles on security issues have appeared in print in The New York Times and the Washington Post, among other places, and he has appeared on many TV and radio news programs.
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only.