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How Much Is Enough? Pentagon Spending & the Quest for Security

July 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

William D. Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Program at the Center for International Policy (CIP) and the co-director of CIP’s Sustainable Defense Task Force will answer three central questions:

1) How much do we spend on “national defense”?

2) Is the money being spent wisely, and does it address our most urgent security challenges?

3) What are the politics of Pentagon spending?

Author, subject matter expert, and leader in national security issues for over 15 years, Hartung will offer valuable insight into global arms proliferation and the realities of pentagon spending and budget priorities in 2021.

Register for this Zoom event here.

Hartung’s previous books include 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). 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, and Fox News.


July 13, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm