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Stephanie Savell, "The Imperial Debris of War: Why Ending the Afghan War Won't End the Kiling," TomDispatch, September 19, 2019

William D. Hartung, "The Pentagon and Border Security: Wall-to-Wall Hypocrisy," Inkstick, September 17, 2019

Neta Crawford, "Costs and Consequences of U.S. Post-9/11 Wars: Focus on Climate Change," Watson Institute Presentation, September 11, 2019

Andrew Bacevich, "Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Ending War, American-Style," TomDispatch, September 10, 2019

Astri Suhrke and Antonio de Lauri, "Trump Wants the CIA to Stay Behind in Afghanistan. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?," Newsweek, September 6, 2019

William Hartung, "War With Iran Would Be Disastrous And Enormously Costly," Forbes, September 5, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "When Is America Going to End Its Shadow War in Somalia?," The Guardian, September 5, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "Opinion: Democratic Candidates Are Ignoring the 'Endless War' Beyond Afghanistan," Military Times, August 11, 2019

Susan Coleman with Stephanie Savell, "Episode 39: Stephanie Savell: The Costs of War," The Peacebuilding Podcast, August 6, 2019

William D. Hartung, "$738 Billion For Defense: What a Waste," Inkstick, July 29, 2019

William Hartung, "In Budget Deal, White House And Congress Overpay For The Pentagon," Forbes, July 23, 2019

Medea Benjamin, John Tierney, David Vine, and Col. (Ret.) Lawrence Wilkerson, "Military Spending Has Many Points of Contention: Closing Overseas Bases Isn't One of Them," The Hill, July 17, 2019

William D. Hartung, "Merger Mania: The Military-Industrial Complex on Steroids," TomDispatch, July 16, 2019

Ben Freeman and William D. Hartung, "The Pentagon Has More Money Than It Can Spend. Both Democrats and the GOP Are to Blame," Newsweek, July 16, 2019

William Hartung, "Stop Overspending On The Pentagon," Forbes, July 9, 2019

Linda J. Bilmes, Rosetta Cappella Zielinski, and Neta C. Crawford, "War With Iran Will Cost More Than the Iraq and Iran Wars," The Boston Globe, June 24, 2019

Neta C. Crawford, "The Defense Department is Worried About Climate Change - and Also a Huge Carbon Emitter," The Conversation, June 12, 2019

William D. Hartung, "Congress Should Take a Harder Look at the Pentagon Budget," Inkstick, June 5, 2019

William D. Hartung, "America's Defense Budget is Bigger Than You Think," The Nation, May 7, 2019

Interview with Rosella Cappella Zielinski, "How Do States Pay for Wars?," Phenomenal World, May 3, 2019

William D. Hartung, "Pentagon Spending is a Poor Job Creator," The Nation, March 22, 2019

William D. Hartung, "The Military-Industrial Complex: Trump’s Ties to Boeing in Spotlight Amid Probes of 737 MAX 8 Jets," Democracy Now!, March 19, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "Fueling the Backfire: Our Everywhere War on Terror," Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen, March 7, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "Mapping the American War on Terror: Now in 80 Countries, It Couldn't Be More Global," TomDispatch, February 19, 2019

Andrew Bacevich, "Lost in Trump World: War in the Shadows (of You Know Who)," TomDispatch, February 5, 2019

Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung, "Our Man from Boeing: Has the Arms Industry Captured Trump's Pentagon?," TomDispatch, January 29, 2019

Heidi Peltier, "Expenditures for Education or Healthcare Benefit More Than Military Spending," WORT 89.9FM Madison, January 23, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "This Map Shows Where in the World the U.S. Military is Combatting Terrorism," Smithsonian, January 2019

William D. Hartung, "America’s Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost $5.9 Trillion," The Nation, November 21, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "Rising death rate prompts some in Congress to reassess 'war on terror,'" Axios, November 8, 2018

Linda J. Bilmes, "Is the U.S. Forgetting the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?," Boston Globe, October 11, 2018

Rosella Cappella Zielinski, "How U.S. Wars Abroad Increase Inequality at Home," Foreign Affairs, October 5, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Trump's Space Force: Smoke and Mirrors or a Step Towards War in Space?," TomDispatch, September 25, 2018

Noah Coburn, Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America's Global War, Stanford University Press, September 2018

William D. Hartung, "Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire," TomDispatch, August 14, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Trump's Infrastructure Plan: Pump Up the Pentagon," TomDispatch, July 2, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "Credit Card Wars: Today's War Financing Strategies Will Only Increase Inequality," TomDispatch, June 28, 2018

Andrew Bacevich, "How To Challenge the Elite Consensus for Endless War," The Nation, June 21, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Do We Really Need $716 Billion for the Pentagon?," The Hill, May 19, 2018

Ben Freeman and William D. Hartung, "Arms and Influence: How the Saudis Took Donald Trump for a Ride," TomDispatch, May 10, 2018

Andrew Bacevich, "Creating a Perpetual War Machine," TomDispatch, April 10, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "The Astounding Reach of US Military Counterterrorism," Frank News, April 2, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Arms Sales Decisions Shouldn't Be About Jobs," Defense One, March 26, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "15 Years After the Iraq Invasion, What Are the Costs?" OtherWords, March 21, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Iraq: Weighing the Costs of War," The Hill, March 13, 2018

William D. Hartung, "How the Pentagon Devours the Budget," TomDispatch, Feb. 27, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "The Wars No One Notices: Talking to a Demobilized Country," TomDispatch, Feb. 15, 2018

Catherine Besteman and Stephanie Savell, "Where in the World is the U.S. Military? Everywhere," U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 12, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Reaganomics on Steroids," Inkstick Media, Dec. 14, 2017

Andrew Bacevich, "A Country Addicted to War," TomDispatch, Dec. 10, 2017

William D. Hartung, "Massive Overkill: Brought to You by the Nuclear-Industrial Complex," TomDispatch, Nov. 14, 2017

Linda J. Bilmes, "On Veteran's Day, Let's Honor the Promises We've Made to Veterans," Boston Globe, Nov. 9, 2017

William D. Hartung, "How the Military-Industrial Complex Preys on the Troops," TomDispatch, Oct. 10, 2017

Andrew Bacevich, "How We Learned Not to Care About America's Wars," TomDispatch, Oct. 8, 2017

Jennifer Greenburg, "New Military Femininities: Humanitarian Violence and the Gendered Work of War Among US Servicewomen," Gender, Place, and Culture, Oct. 5, 2017

William D. Hartung, "The Wrong Diagnosis on Defense: More Money Won't Solve the Military's Readiness Problems," U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 29, 2017

Catherine Lutz, "The War in Afghanistan Might Not Be Effective -- But For Some, It's Profitable," Pacific Standard, Sept. 7, 2017

Mac Skelton and Sherri Kraham Talabany, "War, Health, and Refugees in Iraq: Stakeholder Meeting Report," Institute of Regional and International Studies, Iraq, August 2017

William D. Hartung, "The Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget," TomDispatch, July 25, 2017

Matthew Evangelista, "Why We Fight Wars," The Chronical of Higher Education, May 28, 2017

Matthew Evangelista, "Donald Trump and the Limits of International Law," The International Security Studies Forum, May 24, 2017

William D. Hartung and Catherine Lutz, “Trump’s Budget Puts Lives at Risk,” U.S. News & World Report, May 23, 2017

David Vine, “Trumping Democracy in America’s Empire of Bases,” TomDispatch, May 16, 2017

Andrew Bacevich, “What Obsessing about You-Know-Who Causes Us to Miss,” TomDispatch, May 7, 2017

Matthew Evangelista, "Is War Too Easy?" Perspectives on Politics 14 (1), March 2016